There are over a thousand ways to customize Autonomous Launch to tailor the launch solution for exact mission needs - right from the Space Portal™. The selection of autonomous launch vehicle (AuLV) is merely one more customization option. Each AuLV comes equipped with specific features, capabilities, and characteristics optimized for various applications.
Choose the perfect set of capabilities and tailor your launch solution for what you need and for exactly when you need it.
AuLVs are upgradable over the air. Aevum will continue to roll out software upgrades over the air that will add customization, features, capabilities, and performance - ultimately improving your space access and lowering cost without hardware modifications.
With stereoscopic vision, LiDAR, and thousands of sensors coupled with onboard navigation and computing resources, AuLVs partner with you on your mission in real-time. Detecting atmospheric conditions in flight and adjusting the ascent trajectory to orbit is just one of several ways AuLVs help ensure mission success.
Plenty of delta-V to spare on the first stage. Fly around weather or adversaries to a different launch window for assured access to space. No more scrubs due to weather.
Nothing less than 100% safety to human lives is acceptable for transporting lightweight payloads to space. Fully-autonomous transportation to space allows hazardous operations to take place without risk to people.
Ravn X is the world's first fully autonomous launch vehicle. Self operational from standby to space and return to the hangar. Three elegantly integrated stages complete the trip to space. The fully-reusable, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) first stage, powered by two afterburning turbine engines, self-navigates the complexities of spaceports and airports to taxi, takeoff, fly and accelerate two space stages to more than 650 miles per hour at over 60,000 feet. Then, two staged-combustion liquid rocket engines of the second stage ignite almost immediately on separation from the first stage to accelerate the third stage to the vacuum of space. Silently, the third stage ignites its single staged-combustion liquid rocket engine to complete the acceleration of the space payload to over 17,000 miles per hour for orbital insertion to any orbit. All three stages of the Ravn X are designed for reuse. After the completion of the space transport, the first stage lands smoothly like an airplane on a runway and parks itself in the hangar - readied for the next launch.
The entire fleet of Ravn X AuLVs work in perfect concert with each other, Aevum's global, autonomous launch architecture and artificial intelligence. This makes Ravn X the smartest launch vehicle designed for responsiveness, insertional accuracy, and parallel launch of low earth orbit constellations.
Ravn X provides the smoothest ride to orbit. Without hard ground structures and the Earth nearby to reflect shocks produced by rocket engines, igniting in the thin air of the upper atmosphere minimizes the flight environment to benign levels.
Aevum provides Ravn X Launch User Guides to customers with upcoming missions.