Avenum's grand plans are further proof that the space industry is experiencing a renaissance. The Americans have just presented a vehicle capable of launching rockets. This system is expected to compete with technologies developed by other domestic companies, including SpaceX. The vehicle, called Ravn X, was designed like a regular airplane. Thanks to this, it is to be able to fly even every 3 hours.
Ravn is an unmanned and fully autonomous machine. The hookup vehicle has a rocket that fires at a given height. There are charges in its cover. Its design and propulsion allow it to take off on its own from virtually every airport in the world, as well as land on them.
Aevum has announced that the Ravn X is currently in the prototype stage. The company plans to begin flight testing of its machine in the next 18 months. It is incredibly fast, especially due to the fact that little was known about its rapid development. The entire system for launching cargo into space, called Minnie, is completely autonomous, and only a few people are needed to supervise the correct course of the mission.
In simulations, the software has successfully conducted thousands of space flights. Aevum even boasts that the Ravn X will be the most intelligent spacecraft of its kind in the world. The Alabama company wants to focus on launching small satellites into orbit for the construction of an orbital observation and communication fleet. From year to year, interest in such services is growing rapidly all over the world.
Aevum is one of eight companies selected by the United States Space Force to compete for launch contracts under the Orbital Services-4 Program. The long-term goal ABOUT MUSICS that approximately 85 percent of Aevum's business should come from commercial customers and 15 percent from defense and research agencies. The business plan also provides for about eight to ten launches per year at prices ranging from $ 5 million to $ 7 million.
This is another company that wants to take cargo into space by plane. Similar plans are being implemented by the StratoLaunch System company created by Paul G. Allen (the late co-founder of Microsoft) and Richard Branson with his Virgin Galactic. The latter wants to perform further tests of his system this year.