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K-1 Missions: Multiple Small Satellite Rideshare

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K-1 Missions



The K-1 vehicle can accommodate multiple satellites. For example, the K-1 Multiple Small Payload Adapter-1 can fly up to 3 mini-satellites, with satellite mass up to 1,100 lb (500 kg) each, and the K-1 Multiple Small Payload Adapter-2 can fly up to 8 micro-satellites, with satellite mass up to 375 lb (125 kg) each, along with a primary payload.

Satellite owners and operators, particularly those with small satellites, must look high and low for rideshare opportunities that suit their budget and technical requirements. More often than not, they find themselves waiting as long as three to four years for the ideal rideshare opportunity.

For small satellites, rideshare will be an integral component of RPK's launch services. By standardizing rideshare services, RPK increases the flight opportunities to popular orbits and reduce the risks and inefficiencies associated with customization. Regular rideshare service also allows easy coordination. RPK's “Ticket-to-Orbit” approach is similar to the airlines – customers may buy “seats” on K-1 missions, using standard interfaces and services.

The K-1 can offer a cost-effective alternative to existing services for multiple small satellite rideshare, enabling shorter waits at competitive prices.


Up to eight microsatellites of 275 lb (125 kg) each, can be flown with a primary payload.

Multiple Payload Adapter System can accommodate 3 mini-satellites, up to 1,100 lb (500 kg) each.