Over the next decade, the space industry is destined to become a multi-trillion dollar industry. Senate Aviation and Space Subcommittee Chairman, Ted Cruz, has stated that he believes that the world’s first trillionaire will be made in the space industry. Our motto, We Create the Future, expresses the overall driving force for our company. For launch vehicles, this means bringing the launch cost down as low as possible in order to make access to space a reality for as many people as possible. Our launch vehicle family, the SMA-2, will do just that.
The current for-profit launch market is dominated by just two players, Space-X (Falcon 9), with 39% of the market, and Europe’s Ariane 5 with 22%. Both companies deal in high capacity payloads. ULA’s Delta IV Heavy is shown for comparison.
|Vehicle||Payload to LEO||Launch Cost||Price Per Kg.|
|Delta IV Heavy (ULA)||16,000 kg.||$165 million||$10,312|
|Ariane 5 (ESA)||21,000 kg.||$200 million||$9,524|
|Falcon 9||22,800 kg.||$50 million (reusable)||$5,000 rideshare, $2,193 full manifest|
|Falcon heavy||63,800 kg.||$90 million (reusable)||$1,429 full manifest|
|SMA-2||1277-7856 kg.||$6.3-$7.8 million||$990-$4,900 depending on payload|
In the 1,277-7,856 kg. payload range, Space Mission Architects offers some of the lowest prices per kg. to orbit of any space launch vehicle in the world.
There is a growing market for smaller launch vehicles which can launch modest sized payloads into orbit. Without these smaller vehicles, customers must either pay the full launch cost of a large vehicle or wait until there is space on a shared ride.
There is currently only one solid competitor in the small payload market, the Rocket Lab Electron . In 2019, Rocket Lab did a total of nine launches and currently has a two year plus backlog.
There are one or two other rocket companies shown below, but most still remain in the planning stages.
|Vehicle||Payload to LEO||Launch Cost||Price Per Kg.|
|Electron (Australia)||225 kg.||$4.9 million||$21,778|
|Firefly Alpha (planned)||1,000 kg.||$15 million||$15,000|
|SMA-2 Mini||118 kg.||$1.8 million||$15,000|
|Astra (planned)||100 kg.||$1 million (unverified)||$10,000|
|PSLV (India) (non-US)||3,800 kg.||$21 million||$5,526|
|SMA-2||1277-7856 kg. kg.||$6.3-$7.8 million||$990-4,900 depending on payload|
It is estimated that there will be 2,600 small satellites needing to go to orbit in the next five years, and 11,631 in the next 10 years. Demand is far outstripping supply. Considering that Space Mission Architects will offer the lowest price per kg. to orbit for given payloads, we expect to have a large market share. We are competitive for both small and medium payloads as shown by the charts above.
The SMA-2 Micro
Not mentioned in the matrices above is the SMA-2 Micro, which is truly in a class of its own. The tentative maiden launch of this vehicle will be in the fall of 2021. Not only will this vehicle serve as a “proof of concept” for our overall SMA-2 family design, but the rocket will attempt to claim the Guinness world’s record for the smallest rocket ever to launch a satellite into orbit, a record currently held by the Japanese.
|SMA-2 Micro||15 kg. to LEO kg.||Launch Cost $1.5 million||Price per kg. $100,000|
The high cost per kg. of this rocket is due to the fixed costs of launching a rocket into space. Although the manufacturing cost is lower for this small rocket, launch site facilities leasing, insurance and other costs and fees comprise a large percentage of the total launch costs.
Opportunities as an Advertiser
Imagine your company logo painted on the side of our rocket. Then imagine that your logo will be seen by missions of TV viewers around the world as we attempt to set a world record as we launch from Cape Canaveral with a Guinness judge present, along with numerous officials and members of the press. Your contribution is acknowledged with a handshake from a representative from our company to one of yours, all on international news camera coverage. What would that be worth to you? Let us know! Contact Us
See below for other opportunities for government agencies and rideshare brokers. Our individual sponsorship program with Indiegogo will be announced in late 2020. Check our News page often for the latest information.
More About The Company
The company will soon be located at the south end of Fort Lauderdale, strategically located near the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport, Interstate 95, the Intercoastal Waterway, and several railroad spurs. It will initially occupy 7,500 sq.ft. of industrial space, with 25% used for offices and administration. This space will be used for the development and production of the SMA-2 Micro.
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Summary of Opportunities and Benefits of Doing Business With Space Mission Architects
For Advertisers/Brand Managers
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