The UAS solution includes LOUIS, a patent protected drop pod, which provides unique microgravity environments at relatively low altitudes. It is more affordable and more flexible than drop towers and will allow for multiple drops each day.
Microgravity duration: 5-12 seconds (per drop)
Available from: Q2 2023
Gravitilab is also seeking patent protection for EDITH, a unique retractable payload bay which will not only allow payloads to experience an extended period of weightlessness in flight, but it will also provide actual exposure to Space, before returning the payload to earth for recovery.
Standard unit: up to 16U
Supply voltage: 28v
Payload power: >20watts
Data download: >50kb/s per payload
The first iteration of the suborbital rocket solution, ISAAC, features a super-efficient hybrid propulsion system capable of launching modest payloads to an apogee of 170km.
Launch costs are a fraction of legacy technology, and ISAAC will create 300 seconds of continuous microgravity before returning its payload to earth for recovery. ISAAC emits 75% less GHG* per launch than comparable vehicles and its hybrid fuel system is far safer than liquid or solid fuelled rockets.
This technology can also pave the way for optimal access to VLEO.
Microgravity duration: ~300 seconds
Available from: 2024