Miura-1 Rocket: Europe’s First Private Rocket Launch
Spanish aerospace company PLD Space has achieved a significant milestone by successfully launching its recoverable Miura-1 rocket.
- The Miura-1 rocket, named after a fighting bull, conducted a suborbital test flight with the goal of gathering crucial data for future missions.
- It is a single-stage rocket standing at an impressive 41 feet (12.5 meters) tall.
- It has a payload capacity of approximately 220 pounds (100 kilograms) for suborbital space flights.
- The rocket is designed with the capability for recovery, making it a pioneering project in Europe.
- The primary objective of the Miura-1 rocket’s debut mission was to conduct a suborbital test flight. During this flight, an experiment from the German Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity was carried out to study microgravity conditions.
- Additionally, PLD Space placed photos of its employees on board to commemorate this milestone moment.
- The mission culminated with the rocket’s splashdown into the Atlantic Ocean.