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Comparison of small lift launch systems

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For this article, small-capacity launch systems are defined as being those capable of lifting less than 2,000kg to low Earth orbit.

Rocket Country Manufacturer Mass to
LEO
(kg)
Mass to
GTO
(kg)
Cost
(Mil US$)
Cost/kg
(LEO)
Cost/kg
(GTO)
Record[1] Status
ASLV  India ISRO 150 1/4 Retired
Athena I  United States Lockheed Martin 4/4 Retired
Athena II  United States Lockheed Martin 2/3 Retired
Atlas-Centaur  United States Lockheed 1,900 1,900 51/61 Retired
Black Arrow  United Kingdom RAE 73 2/4[A] Retired
Delta 0300  United States McDonnell Douglas 2/3 Retired
Delta 0900  United States McDonnell Douglas 1,300 2/2 Retired
Diamant  France SEREB 160 9/12 Retired
Falcon 1  United States SpaceX 670 430 1/4 Active
Haas[B]  Romania ARCA 400 0/0 Development
Kosmos-3M  Russia NPO Polyot 1,500 422/442[A] Active
KSLV[B]  South Korea
 Russia
KARI 100 0/0 Development
Long March 1  People's Republic of China CALT 300 3/4[A] Retired
Long March 2A[B]  People's Republic of China CALT 1,800 0/1 Retired
Long March 1D[B]  People's Republic of China CALT 1,500 1/1[A] Unclear
M-V  Japan ISAS 1,800 6/7 Retired
Minotaur I  United States Orbital 580 7/7 Active
Minotaur IV[B]  United States Orbital 1,735 0/0 Development
N-I  Japan Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 1,200 360 6/7 Retired
Pegasus  United States Orbital 443 35/40 Active
Polyot  Soviet Union RSC Energia 1,400 2/2 Retired
SLV  India ISRO 40 2/4 Retired
Scout  United States US Air Force/NASA 150 ? Retired
Sputnik 8K71PS  Soviet Union RSC Energia 500 2/2 Retired
Sputnik 8A91  Soviet Union RSC Energia 1,327 1/2 Retired
Strela  Russia Khrunichev 1,700 1/1 Active
Taurus  United States Orbital 1,320 6/8 Active
Vega[B] Europe ESA/ASI 1500 0/0 Development
VLS-1[B]  Brazil AEB 380 0/2[C] Active

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Published - July 2009














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