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SpaceLoft
American commercial suborbital rockets marketed by Up Industries. Data given is for first-launched prototype.

AKA: SpaceLoft XL-1. Status: Active. Payload: 9.00 kg (19.80 lb). Thrust: 45.00 kN (10,116 lbf). Gross mass: 200 kg (440 lb). Burn time: 14 s. Height: 4.88 m (16.01 ft). Diameter: 0.22 m (0.71 ft). Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

Up Industries marketed launches from Spaceport America in New Mexico for commercial / scientific microgravity research, in-space payload release, meteorological research, atmospheric studies, and university space-launch programs (click here for more regarding educational opportunities. Their turnkey service included complete on-land recovery of experiments and data. Launches were offered for 'hundreds of dollars' and it was said that 16 launches had been booked through the end of 2007.

Payload: 9.00 kg (19.80 lb) to a 130 km altitude.



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SpaceLoft XL American single-stage commercial sounding rocket. Operational, first launch 2006.09.25.

Country: USA. Propellants: Solid. Agency: UP Aerospace, Up Industries. Bibliography: 2.

2006 September 25 - . 20:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Spaceport America. LV Family: SpaceLoft. Launch Vehicle: SpaceLoft XL. FAILURE: Failure.
2007 April 28 - . 14:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Spaceport America. LV Family: SpaceLoft. Launch Vehicle: SpaceLoft XL. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test / burial mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: UP Aerospace. Apogee: 117 km (72 mi).

2009 May 2 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Spaceport America. LV Family: SpaceLoft. Launch Vehicle: SpaceLoft XL.
  • Education Launch - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

2010 May 4 - . 12:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Spaceport America. LV Family: SpaceLoft. Launch Vehicle: SpaceLoft XL.
  • SpaceLoft SL-4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: UP Aerospace. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi). Microgravity payload.

2011 May 20 - . 13:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Spaceport America. LV Family: SpaceLoft. Launch Vehicle: SpaceLoft XL.
  • SL-5 - . Nation: USA. Education/burial mission.

2012 April 5 - . 14:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Spaceport America. LV Family: SpaceLoft. Launch Vehicle: SpaceLoft XL.
  • SL-6 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 117 km (72 mi). Technology.

2013 June 21 - . 13:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Spaceport America. LV Family: SpaceLoft. Launch Vehicle: SpaceLoft XL.
  • SL-7/FOP-1 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 119 km (73 mi). UP Aerospace technology mission under NASA's Flight Opportunities Program..

2013 November 12 - . 16:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Spaceport America. LV Family: SpaceLoft. Launch Vehicle: SpaceLoft XL.
  • SL-8 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi). Technology mission.

2014 October 23 - . 13:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Spaceport America. LV Family: SpaceLoft. Launch Vehicle: SpaceLoft XL.
  • SL-9 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 124 km (77 mi). Microgravity payload..


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