Green Launch Has 3 Phases

 

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
Demonstrates multiple launches/day

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

Phase 1: Karman Line Launch Sequence

 

Green machine is launched at 2 km/s by Hydrogen Impulse Launcher in KOFA test range.

Sabot separates from vehicle and petals land nearby.

Vehicle ascends at 85 degrees. The Sonic boom is minimal and brief.

Radar acquires vehicle and tracks it past 100 km apogee.

Vehicle turns around at apogee and reenters atmosphere.

Vehicle impacts 40 km downrange.

After 100 km Karman Line reached, subsequent launches 8-10 will have active payloads which eject at apogee and take data

Phase 2: 200 km Altitude Record

 

Green machine is launched at 3.0 km/s by Hydrogen Impulse Launcher in KOFA test range.

Sabot separates from vehicle and petals land nearby.

Vehicle ascends at 88 degrees. The Sonic boom is minimal and brief.

Radar acquires vehicle and tracks it past 200 km apogee.

Vehicle turns around at apogee and reenters atmosphere.

Vehicle impacts 40 km downrange.

After 200 km altitude reached, subsequent launches 8-10 will have active payloads which eject at apogee and take data.

Phase 3: Cubesat Orbital Delivery

 

Vehicle is launched at 6 km/s by Impulse Launcher.

Hydrogen is captured and stored for next shot.

Sabot separates and petals land nearby.

Vehicle ascends at 30 degrees. The Sonic boom is downrange.

The aeroshell nose ablates several inches.

Aeroshell is discarded at 100 km.

The rocket motor burns for 100 sec.

Vehicle delivers Cubesat to 300 km altitude earth orbit.

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The Green Launch team has put together a video series that highlights the project.

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