Leo Aerospace is building a dedicated delivery service for microsatellites. Our mission is to make it as easy to put a satellite into space as it is to ship a package across the country. To achieve this, we’re developing a suite of services to launch on-demand to any low earth orbit. Our systems require zero fixed ground infrastructure and provide high launch frequency. After a successful launch-test campaign at the end of 2018, we are poised to service defense and civil customers with our platform in 2020.
ENTIRE ORBITAL LAUNCH SYSTEM FITS WITHIN 40 FOOT ISO CONTAINER
FULLY MOBILE SOLUTION
Containers can be placed on semi-trucks, ships at sea or air-deployed. Uninflated aerostat and inflation infrastructure are also contained within each container. Structure designed for sustained storage or global pre-positioning. Trailer cab serves as initial communications station for launch.
FULLY REUSABLE, RUGGED, AND AUTONOMOUS PLATFORM
HIGH ALTITUDE LAUNCH
Our system carries a rocket to 60,000 feet in altitude prior to launch. By launching at this altitude, aerodynamic and gravitational losses are reduced for the rocket, cutting energy requirements to orbit by over 10% and the overall size of the rocket by more than 50%. This results in significant propellant savings and provides ability to launch on demand within short notice.
Regulus Orbital is Leo Aerospace's premier high-altitude orbital launch platform. A fully and rapidly reusable craft, Regulus requires minimal refurbishment over lifetime operations. Autonomous flight control provides optimized flight capabilities in a range of weather and mission envelopes. Additionally, its on-board, autonomous, command and control infrastructure continuously assesses system health. Regulus is equipped with a rotational control system, comprised of a series of bipropellant thrusters.
WHERE YOU WANT. WHEN YOU WANT. NO COMPROMISE.
Regulus Orbital is designed for a typical mission of placing 25 kg to 550 km sun-synchronous orbit but can service a range of missions with payload capacity up to 57 kg.
HIGH ALTITUDE PLATFORM SUPPORTS A RANGE OF MISSIONS
Hot air aerostats are uniquely capable as robust platforms for heavy lift operations at high altitudes, enabling numerous missions aside from launch. Our autonomous, controlled environment, modular payload system can carry up to 8,000 lbs to 60,000 feet or up to 51,000 lbs at lower altitudes. Typical missions include high-altitude loiter, remote glider delivery, emergency extract, experimental drop-testing, and drone hub operations. Moreover, multiple Regulus platforms can work together for communication relays, radar platforms, and point-to-point controlled tests at altitude. Explore more on our Mission Profiles page.
Photo: NASA International Space Station