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Novel/Emerging Technologies for Low-Cost, Mobile, and Rapid Access to Space

In two separate technical inquiries DSIAC was asked to assess emerging technologies aiming to capitalize on the desire for low-cost, mobile, and rapid small payload launch capability to space. One technology of interest is Stofiel Aerospace’s hybrid balloon/3D-printed aerospike single-stage to orbit (SSTO)…


From Earth to Orbit Using a Single-Stage Rocket

New Mexico-based ARCA Space Corporation has announced that it is developing the world”s first Single Stage to Orbit (SSTO) launch vehicle that can deliver both a small payload and itself into low Earth orbit, at a cost of about US$1 million per launch. Dubbed the Haas 2CA after the 16th century rocket pioneer Conrad Haas,