conditions in orbit offer a unique environment for research in a
variety of scientific fields. Flight opportunities for experiments
in microgravity are in high demand in the fields of Biotechnology,
Combustion Science, Fluid Physics, Fundamental Physics, and Materials
Researchers in such fields need low-cost, frequent
access to and return from space. Repeat experiments are essential
to accumulate enough data for peer review of their work.
The availability and high cost of launch have
been limiting factors. Affordability and routine flights are significant
advantages for commercial operations such as the RPK K-1 system.
The K-1 provides a high-quality microgravity environment
on every flight for secondary payloads. Every launch dollar saved
is a research dollar gained to the scientific community. In these
days of tight research budgets, RPK's K-1 vehicle is an ideal
alternative to existing platforms.
Scientific experiments need access to space. The K-1 provides a
high-quality microgravity environment on every flight.