RFA One [RFA]
RFA One is a small liquid fueled orbital launch vehicle, which is being developed by Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA), Germany, a subsidiary of OHB System.
The RFA One launch vehicle features three stages. Stage one uses nine liquid fuel engines. Each engine is based on a simple gas generator cycle. The turbo pump has been reported to have already been tested and is designed for additive manufacturing. Stage two uses a single engine with the same fuel combination. The tanks of both stages are built from metal. Stage three is a kick stage using green propellants and a flight proven engine.
RFA One will be capable of placing 200 kilograms into a 700 kilometer sun-synchronous orbit. A maiden flight is planned for 2022. Andøya Space Center, Norway, has been selected as launch site.
|Version||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3|
|RFA One||Stage 1 / 9 × ?||Stage 2 / 1 × ?||Stage 3 / ?|
No. TypNo Type Date LS Payload
None Planned 1 1 RFA One xx.xx.2022 And ? Launch sites: And = Andøya Space Center (Andøya Rocket Range), Andøya, Nordland, Norway