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The Vector-R provides ample payload capability for a wide range of CubeSat and Small Satellite mission profiles. The Vector-R fairing is a traditional two-piece design to reliabily place your satellites in orbit.
After stage separation, the Vector R Stage 2 uses 1 “LP-2” engine developing nearly 1000 pounds of thrust to place the customer’s payload in to orbit. The stage is capable of re-lighting allowing for multiple deployment scenarios and orbit types.
LP-1 x 3
The Vector-R Stage 1 uses 3 “LP-1” engines to lift the rocket off the pad and carry it to the edge of the atmosphere. At approximately 100 km in altitude, the liquid oxygen and liquid propylene powered stage, producing approximately 18300 pounds of thrust, shuts down and separates from the Vector-R Stage 2.
The two stage Vector-R vehicle is capable of placing satellites directly into circular or elliptical orbits.
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