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Nanosat launch vehicle designs
« on: 11/23/2013 03:58 PM »
In this SmallSat conference presentation

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?filename=0&article=2888&context=smallsat&type=additional

I found an interesting picture of various proposed nanosatellite launch vehicles.  I guess that nanosat launch vehicle program has ended?  Or is there a revised RFP in the works?  (I'm not sure about the timeline of the presentation vs proposal/cancellation of the nano program.) 

Has anyone seen a presentation which includes the various candidates and descriptions?  My google-fu wasn't able to produce anything that might have included that slide.

Or, if not, can people identify the various vehicles?  I'm attaching a low-res shot of the graphic because I know most people don't want to dig through a presentation (even though this one is only 8 slides--figure is on slide 6).  I hope that isn't too sketchy.

From left (edited):
#7:   SWORDS launcher
#9:   Strypi / SuperStrypi / SPARK
#11:  Scorpius

I'll bet most of these designs are very interesting--SWORDS certainly is.  I'd like to learn more about them. 
« Last Edit: 11/24/2013 04:00 AM by a_langwich »

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Re: Nanosat launch vehicle designs
« Reply #1 on: 11/25/2013 02:19 AM »

Might #6 be Virgin Galactic LauncherOne?

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Re: Nanosat launch vehicle designs
« Reply #2 on: 11/25/2013 11:09 AM »
#12 is IOS Neptune N-5
#14 is PacAstro PA-2 (long dead)
« Last Edit: 11/25/2013 11:13 AM by Skyrocket »

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Re: Nanosat launch vehicle designs
« Reply #3 on: 11/25/2013 02:40 PM »
It's a shame that there is no legend for this illustration in the presentation.

#3 might be the Indonesian RPS-420.  Although originally scheduled for flight in 2014, I have heard no news for years. The program has probably not been fully funded for some time. If successful, it would become the shortest vehicle to make orbit at 9.5 m in length.
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Re: Nanosat launch vehicle designs
« Reply #4 on: 11/26/2013 08:34 PM »
#12 is IOS Neptune N-5
#14 is PacAstro PA-2 (long dead)

Actually #14 looks like the Garvey Aerospace NSLV not the PA-2

#13 looks like the Armadillo Aerospace proposed NSLV

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