Launch Vehicles

Launch Vehicles

Launch Vehicles use various methods in order to reach space.The most common are rockets. They are referred to as Expendable Launch Vehicles. Many use rocket engines that use liquid propellants such as kerosene and liquid oxygen.Other methods include air-launched like Pegaus.

HL-20

HL-20 was a lifting body spaceplane concept was researched / studied by Langley Research Center (LaRC) for manned orbital missions using an expendable launch vehicle. It had a...

X-15

North American X-15 rocket plane was an experimental aircraft project. It was the first aircraft to attain velocities of Mach 4, 5 and 6. The...

N1 Rocket

N1 was the Soviet Unions Moon Rocket. It was the Soviet counterpart of the American Saturn-V. The launch location site was Baikonur Cosmodrome, Soviet Union. The...

Yakovlev Skylifter

Yakovlev Skylifter was a proposed air-launched vehicle concept from the late 1990s. Yakovlev Skylifter was proposed as a large twin fuselage aircraft that could carry a...

Saturn 1B

Saturn 1B rocket was an uprated Saturn 1. It is part of the Saturn family of rockets. It was used to test the Apollo spacecraft,...

Dream Chaser

Dream Chaser is a reusable lifting-body space plane designed to resupply the International Space Station with both pressurized and unpressurized cargo. It is being developed by...

Saturn V

The Saturn V (Saturn-5) was used for Nasa's late 1960's/early 1970's Apollo Moon Programme and for the launching Skylab Space Station in the 1970's. Achievements: The total height...

Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-135

Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-135 was the final Space Shuttle mission. The flight carried the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics (MPLM) with supplies, logistics and spare parts...

NASA Space Shuttle

The US Space Shuttle was first launched in 1981. It had flown more than 135 missions between 1981 and 2011. Space Shuttle was used...

Ares V

Ares V (Ares 5) is America's next generation launch vehicle. It will be used to launch unmanned payloads to Earth orbit and using the...

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