Our Mission

Deliver Payload to Orbit Affordably

 

Through the use of Hydrogen Impulse Launchers

We use hydrogen, not gunpowder to obtain much higher velocity

Phase 1: Launch to the Karman Line

 

This demonstrates the first use of a hydrogen impulse launcher to access space (suborbital)

It allows affordable delivery of science payloads to space

Phase 2: Launch to 200 km/Break altitude record

 

Delivers sensor packages and atmospheric samplers to help diagnose climate change – affordable and quick!

Provides 1 month turnaround on sounding experiments

Phase 3: Deliver 1 lb to Low Earth Orbit

 

Allows cubesat delivery to orbit

Pioneers affordable delivery of payloads to orbit

Will be scaled up for larger 100 lb to 1000 lb payloads

The Green Launch Back Story

Three Technology Pieces Which Have Been Accomplished

Build a 400 ft Hydrogen Impulse Launcher

SHARP was built and operated 1992-1998 by Hunter, Reineker, Bertolini and the SHARP team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

G-harden the Guidance Navigation & Control electronics

Completed in 1998 for DARPA. Project used consumer electronics to build a satellite and test it to 3,200 Gs. The satellite had radio communications, TV camera, battery power, GPS, and flexible solar cells. It was built in one month and successfully tested repeatedly.

G-harden rocket for orbital insertion

Done by Custom Analytical Engineering Systems (CAES) in 1998 for Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) as part of “Star Wars” program

Donald Whitney

Donald Whitney

Green Launch - Team Leader

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Dr. John Hunter

Dr. John Hunter

Green Launch - Chief Technical Officer

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Eric Robinson

Eric Robinson

Green Launch - Strategic Outreach

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