EcoRocket Goes Commercial for Civilian and Military Applications

Dumitru Popescu
Commercial ECOROCKET
3 min readAug 18

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General Astronautics is releasing a series of ecological, extremely cost effective, commercial rockets, with both civilian and military non-offensive applications, based on the ARCA Space’s EcoRocket orbital vehicle.

The Commercial EcoRocket series is comprised of CER160, CER500 and CER1200 vehicles with civilian applications including science, research, boosters and first stages for space launch vehicles, recreation, and non-offensive military applications like target rockets simulating Short Range Ballistic Missiles (SRBM), Reentry Vehicles (RV) and Multiple Independent Reentry Vehicles (MIRV).

The CER160 is a small rocket with a diameter of 0.16 m and a length of 6.8 m. It has a launch weight of 125 kg and it can reach an altitude of 20 km, and a speed of Mach 1.9, with a payload of 3 kg. This vehicle is suitable for civilian applications like science, research and recreation.

The CER500 is a medium size rocket, with a diameter of 0.5 m and a length of 12 m. It has a launch weight of 1,600 kg and it can reach an altitude of 30 km, and a speed of Mach 2.1 with a payload of 100 kg. This vehicle is suitable for civilian applications like science, research and recreation, as well as military applications as a target, simulating a Short Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM) and as a transport vehicle for a Reentry Target Vehicle (RTV) simulating an offensive Reentry Vehicle.

The CER1200 is a large size rocket, with a diameter of 1.2 m and a length of 14.6 m. It has a launch weight of 11,300 kg and it ca reach an altitude of 40 km and a speed of Mach 2.6, with a payload of 1,000 kg. This vehicle is suitable for civilian applications like science, research, recreation, as a booster and first stage for suborbital and orbital launchers, as well as a target vehicle simulating an SRBM and as a transport vehicle for the Multiple Independent Reentry Target Vehicle (MIRTV) simulating offensive MIRVs.

The RTV and MIRTV are individual and multiple reentry target vehicles that are simulating offensive assets, flying with hypersonic speeds.

The RTV has a diameter of 0.46 m and a height of 1.4 m for a launch weight of 100 kg. The vehicle is equipped with a couple of spin rocket engines that will stabilise the vehicle, and a main rocket engine that will accelerate it during the descend flight allowing it to reach near hypersonic speeds of Mach 4.2, while mated with the CER500 rocket.

The MIRTV bus, mated with the CER1200 rocket can accommodate up to five RTVs that after release will reach hypersonic speeds of Mach 5.4.

The civilian users for our products are universities, private companies, research institutes, space agencies and private individuals.

The military users include ground, naval, air and space forces equipped with antiballistic systems.

General Astronautics’ policy is to never support the creation of military offensive assets. Therefore the newly released products exhibit no guidance systems and non-responsive launch sequence, rendering them unusable for offensive applications.

The proposed military applications for our target rockets and reentry vehicles are designed to increase the efficiency and responsiveness of anti-ballistic crews deployed to protect certain areas from ballistic attacks, helping to save lives and protect the defended infrastructure.

Because of the use of a mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide, the products are extremely cost effective, with €19,900 for the CER160 rocket, €39,9000 for the CER500 rocket and €199,900 for the CER1200 rocket. A Reentry Target Vehicle is sold for €19,900.

The CER, RTV and MIRTV will be made commercially available starting with March 2024, but reservations could be made right away for a 10% down payment.

The orders paid with the AMiE token will benefit from a 10% discount.

The AMiE token can be acquired from amiexploration.com

More details about CER, RTV/MIRTV on: ecorocket.space

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