Rocket Launch Services LLC, 3 September 2013
The NE-1 Rocket Launch Service is bringing space within reach of the general public by offering an affordable way for universities, private organizations, and even individual space enthusiasts to send objects into space and back. The low-cost, reusable NE-1 rocket will boost payloads of less than 5kg on a sub-orbital trajectory to an altitude of 120km. Near apogee the payload will experience around 3 minutes of free fall while being exposed to the hard vacuum and radiation above the earth’s atmosphere. Upon re-entering the atmosphere parachutes will deploy and allow for recovery of the payload and rocket.