The Vector launch vehicle family derives historically from the Garvey Spacecraft NLV-20 launch vehicle that has been under development for a number of years. These vehicles use an all carbon fiber fuselage along with pressurized propulsion feed systems operated by patented pressurization systems using safe low pressure systems. The Vector-R is a larger version of the NLV-20 using three first stage engines and a larger second stage for more orbital insertion capability. The Vector-H is a stretched version of the Vector-R and uses a five engine first stage with longer tanks and a full diameter second stage. Both vehicles share common avionics and engines. We offer optional electric third stages and both standard and enlarged payload fairings for both vehicles.
Vector is fielding a family of small launch vehicles consisting of the Vector-R (Rapid) and the Vector-H (Heavy). The Vector-R is design for rapid and frequent launch of payloads weighing up to 66 kg and will be available for commercial flights in 2018 and is designed to have launch cadence up to 100 flights per year. The Vector-H is a larger vehicle based on the Vector-R design but capable of deploying 160 kg class satellites into LEO and launching small deep space missions. The Vector-H will be available in mid 2019 for commercial flights at launch cadences up to 25 flights per year. Both launch vehicles will operate from either Kodiak Alaska (PSCA) or Cape Canaveral (CCAFS).