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ABL Space Systems
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Time: 11:27 PM (UTC +0)
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Varisat 1

Each Varisat satellite consists of two 6U CubeSats paired together as one.

The satellites will test ship to satellite, and satellite to surface communication stations. They are also designed to support maritime activities.

In May 2022, the first satellite (Varisat 1C) was launched on the Tranporter-5 mission on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.

The next two satellites (Varisat 1A and 1B) are going to be launched in September 2022 on ABL Space Systems' first rocket, RS1.

Image: ABL Space Systems

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rocket

ABL RS1

The world's newest small-sat, low-cost rocket from ABL Space Systems.

The RS1 rocket will make its maiden launch in September 2022 from Kodiak Alaska.

The first stage is powered by nine E2 engines, fueled by liquid oxygen and kerosene. The second stage is powered by one E2 vacuum engine.

RS1 uses fairings to shield the payload during launch.

Both stages of the rocket fit inside standard shipping containers so they can be easily transported to various launch sites. Outside of the United States, SaxaVord Spaceport in the United Kingdom is another great launch site for this rocket.

It has a payload capacity of 1,350 kg (2,976 lbs) to send into low-Earth orbit at a cost of $12 million per launch.

Image: ABL Space Systems

From this

launch site

LP-3C - Pacific Spaceport Complex - Kodiak Island, Alaska, USA
January 10, 2023

The Pacific Spaceport Complex is located on scenic Kodiak Island, Alaska.

Formerly the Kodiak Launch Complex, the spaceport is a multi-user facility, allowing military and commercial suborbital and orbital launches from a variety of rockets and companies.

It is owned and operated by Alaska Aerospace Corporation of the State of Alaska.

The spaceport began operations in 1998 and has supported over two dozen launches.

The site has three operational launch pads with an accompanying mission control center.

Launch Pad 1 and Launch Pad 3 are used for orbital launches while Launch Pad 2 is used for suborbital flights.

Image: ABL Space Systems on LP-3C

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