Meet
MIURA 1

    MIURA1 is a suborbital launch vehicle, privately developed in Europe. The first space system is fully designed by PLD Space to take your payloads into space and bring them back safely. Our goal is to push forward scientific research and technology development under microgravity conditions.

MIURA

3 minutes
of microgravity time
12 minutes
standard flight duration
150 kilometers
suborbital flight apogee
100 kilograms
of Payload Capacity
4 missions / year
allow for wide-ranging commercial availability
6 hours
to recover the payload after the flight
Low acceleration
with a 70% reduction of the maximum axial acceleration compared with solid propulsion-based sounding rockets.

Key Figures

 
Payload bay

Designed for microgravity research and technology development.

100Kg / 200 lb

Nominal Payload Mass
Up to 4 individual payload compartments

single compartment

Our small payload compartment size, offers basic mass budget, power supply, data storage and downlink services.

Mass budget 25 Kg / 55 lb
Volume 590 mm (diametrer) / 260 mm (height)

Power supply 28 V / 10 A / battery 0.5 Ah
Data storage 16 Gb / Mbyte/s
Telemetry data-rate of 0,8 Mbit/s

Avionics
  • GNC Technology and Avionics development by GMV

  • Telemetry system

  • Power Storage and Distribution

  • Dedicated Payload Computer

  • Sensor Conditioning and Acquisition

  • Main engines TVC y RCS commanding

Propellant tanks
  • Composite overwrapped Helium Pressure Vessel

  • Cryogenic Liquid Oxygen (LOX):
    1000 l (litres of LOX) / -182 ºC (Oxygen Temperature)

  • Kerosene Tank
    600 l (litres of Kerosene)

Mass at take off > 2550 Kg / 5622 lb

Propulsion system

  • Liquid Rocket Engine developed by PLD Space

  • The TEPREL-1B, a Liquid Bi-propellant engine running on Kerosene and Oxygen

  • 122 second burn time

  • 30 kN of thrust at seal level

  • < 5 Gs of acceleration during ascent

PAYLOAD BAY

Designed for microgravity research and technology development.

100Kg / 200 lb

Nominal Payload Mass
Up to 4 individual payload compartments
AVIONICS
PROPELLANT TANKS
  • GNC Technology and Avionics developed by GMV

  • Telemetry System

  • Power Storage and Distribution

  • Dedicated Payload Computer

  • Sensor Conditioning and Acquisition

  • Main engines TVC & RCS commanding

PROPULSION SYSTEM

Height  > 12,5  m /  41 ft

Single Compartment

Our small payload compartment size, offers basic mass budget, power supply, data storage and downlink services.

Mass budget 25 Kg / 55 lb
Volume 590 mm (diameter) / 260 mm (height)

Power supply 28 V / 10 A / battery 0.5 Ah
Data storage 16 Gb / Mbyte/s
Telemetry data-rate of 0,8 Mbit/s

  • Composite Overwrapped Helium Pressure Vessel

  • Cryogenic Liquid Oxygen (LOX) Tank:
    1000 l (litres of LOX) /
    -182 ºC (Oxygen Temperature)

  • Kerosene Tank 600 l (litres of Kerosene)

mass at takeoff > 2550 Kg / 5622 lb

  • Liquid Rocket Engine developed by PLD Space

  • The TEPREL-1B, a Liquid Bi-propellant engine running on Kerosene and Oxygen

  • 122 second burn time

  • 30 kN of thrust at sea level

  • < 5 Gs of acceleration during ascent

Diameter 0,7 m/2,3ft

Recovery
system

  • 153 km

  • 100 km

  • 80 km

  • 58 km

  • 51 km

  • 0,4 km

  • 0 km

  • 80 km

  • 5 km

  • 3 km

  • 0 km

  • APOGEE

  • SPACE CONDITIONS

  • BEGINNING OF MICROGRAVITY

  • BEGINNING OF
    ALIGNMENT

    PICH MANEUVER

  • MECO

  • BEGINNING OF
    DOWNRANGE
    PICH MANEUVER

  • LIFT-OFF

  • END OF MICROGRAVITY

  • DROGUE PARACHUTES

  • MAIN PARACHUTES

  • SPLASHDOWN

Launch from the location with the best conditions in Southern Europe

For 85% of the year, our launch site boasts sunny skies and temperate weather. Thus, launch scrubs and delays due to inclement weather are reduced.

The historic El Arenosillo test range is located near Huelva, in south-west Spain (37°05’59.96” N,06°44’10.63” W). From this base, over 550 sounding rockets have been launched to date. El Arenosillo is owned and managed by INTA (National Space Authority), an institution that belongs to the Spanish Ministry of Defense. It has all the necessary equipment and facilities to support PLD Space commercial launch operations.

Launching services schedule
& pre-reservation

T-365 days_
flight ticket procurement

For a nominal flight, the time between the flight ticket procurement and flight is ONE YEAR, as shown in the mission timeline. If a different lead time is required by the user, it is possible to adapt this timeline. If this is the case, please contact PLD Space for further details.

T-365 Days

Payload booking request

Flight ticket procurement & mission definition

T-300 Days

Payload development

T-60 Days

Payload integration & testing

T-14 Days

Launch campaign

T-0 Days

Flight