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Max-Q Aerospace

Max-Q Aerospace specializes in Orbital Modules, Landers, Small Sat Launchers, Satellites, Planes and Rocket engines.


Launchers

Nova

The Nova 1 Launcher exceeds in launching small satellites quickly and in a cost efficient manner.


Running on a singular Arthur 1b engine, the Nova 1 is truly a workhorse rocket. Often it gets praise at Max-Q for its enormous fairing size, which can fit any payloads 2 meters wide by 6.7 meters long. To make use of this fairing the block 2 rocket can put a little over 800 kg into LDO.


Zeta Hopper

The Nova 1 Launcher exceeds in launching small satellites quickly and in a cost efficient manner.

Running on 4 Ramur engines, the Zeta hopper is made to be a cheap test platform for recovery and ground ops in preparation for the full-sized Zeta rocket. The rocket ascends to a certain level when its fuel is gone, utilizing a parachute recovery system, it comes back and attempts to land. This recovery method keeps the payload impact down compared to other methods of recovery.


Zeta

The Zeta launcher is a recoverable and reusable small sat launcher in development at Max-Q

Running on 4 Ramur engines, the Zeta launcher can get heavier payloads off the pad than any other current Max-Q rocket. Another unique part of this specific rocket is its goal at reusability. After seperation, the 1st stage reorients itself and descends back to Droo, utilizing a parachute recovery system. This recovery method keeps the payload impact down compared to other methods of recovery.
More will be released once the rocket has progressed further.



Ground Systems

Test Stand 1

Max-Q Maintains a small to mid-sized engine static test stand at their Launch Complex.
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This stand has fired many classified and in use engines for Max-Q and is designed to support testing of both sea level, and vacuum engines.

Launch Complex 2

Launch Complex 2 is home to the Nova 1 rocket.

It can support up to four Nova launchers inside the assembly tent that is located just off the pad. Along with a water suppression system and a working flame trench, the pad is great to static fire the entire vehicle.

Launch Complex 3 - Zeta Complex

Launch Complex 3 is a work in progress, destined to support the Zeta rocket