Deimos-One successfully completes Vulcan Phase-1 flight test, takes next step in recovery and reuse for future flights
Las Vegas, Nevada, 1st January 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Deimos-One has successfully completed the first flight test for Project Vulcan, confirming suborbital and deep space usage for the stratospheric launch platform.
The experimental craft launched from Deimos-One Launch Complex 1 in Southern Nevada at 20:37 UTC, 30 December 2020 and landed successfully in California, 250 miles away. The craft was airborne for 8.2 hours and reached a peak altitude of 98,273 feet (29,954 meters).
The launch vehicle carried critical instrumentation to inform development efforts for Deimos-One’s recently announced plans for the recovery and re-use of Vulcan’s first stage. All parts were recovered and will be reused in future flights.
The Vulcan system is a two-stage craft that will launch bantam spacecraft from roughly 100,000 feet (30,000 meters) above Earth’s surface.
A first stage stratospheric balloon will carry the Vulcan launch vehicle to a 30 km (19 mi) altitude, and then the rocket system will insert the payload into orbit.
The rocket will have the capability to launch up to 77 lbs. (35 kilograms) of payload to an altitude of 340 miles (550 kilometers) sun-synchronous orbit, or 132 lbs. (60 kg) to a circular orbit of 186 miles (300 km) up.
Deimos-One also plans to conduct suborbital missions using Vulcan and a heavy-systems rocket, which will be able to send a 330 lbs. (150 kg) payload to an altitude of 250 miles (400 km).
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Deimos-One is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company that designs and develops advanced multi-use rockets and tactical ground robotic systems. Its mission is to create affordable, reliable access to space and build a sustainable civilization for future generations.
DEIMOS-ONE 10210 W. Flamingo Rd Building 4, Suite 3039 Las Vegas, NV 89147 (702) 330-5650 deimosone.com
The goal of Mission 89P13 (The Vulcan Project) is to build a future where access to space is frequent, safe, reliable, and affordable for everyone. Vulcan 1 is one of the most cost-effective launchers in the world – designed to support a frequent, high-volume launch capacity, Vulcan offers greater flexibility to launch and deploy mission specific payloads into orbit at a low cost.