Medium-lift launch vehicle

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Medium-lift launch vehicles

Launch of an Atlas B intercontinental ballistic missile
Launch of the first American manned orbital space flight Atlas and Friendship 7
A Falcon 9 v1.0 launches with an uncrewed Dragon spacecraft, 2012
Falcon 9 booster tank at the SpaceX factory, 2008

Currently in operation


In development

See also


  1. NASA Space Technology Roadmaps - Launch Propulsion Systems, p.11: "Small: 0-2t payloads, Medium: 2-20t payloads, Heavy: 20-50t payloads, Super Heavy: >50t payloads"
  2. "Capabilities & Services". SpaceX. Retrieved 3 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "N-2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 12 June 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Angara launchers family on manufacturer website". Retrieved 2014-01-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. The market for launching small satellite in Russia...
  7. "Angara, Russia's brand-new launch vehicle, is successfully launched from Plesetsk". Khrunichev. Retrieved 2014-09-21.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Further reading

  • Mallove, Eugene F. and Matloff, Gregory L. The Starflight Handbook: A Pioneer's Guide to Interstellar Travel, Wiley. ISBN 0-471-61912-4.