List of launch vehicles

This is a list of space launch vehicles sorted by country/operator in alphabetical order, commercial vehicles are listed under their corresponding country.

Americas

Brazil

:VSB-30Under Development
:VS-43 – Under Development
:VS-40
:VS-30
:Sonda IV
:Sonda III
:Sonda III A – Under Development
:Sonda II
:Sonda I
:VLS-1
:VLS-2 – Under Development
:VS-40
:Sonda IV

United States

:Ares IUnder Development
:Ares VUnder Development
:Atlas II
:Atlas IIAS
:Atlas III
:Atlas V
:Delta II
:Delta III
:Delta IV
  • Falcon
:Falcon 1
:Falcon 5
:Falcon 9
:Juno II
:Juno III
:Juno IV
:Juno V
  • Little Joe
:Little Joe
:Little Joe II
:Jupiter-C
:Juno I
:Mercury Redstone
:Redstone Sparta
  • Saturn
:Saturn I
:Saturn IB
:Saturn V
:Shuttle SERV
:Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster
:Titan I
:Titan 23B
:Titan III
:Titan IV

Asia

People's Republic of China

  • Fengbao
  • Kaituozhe
:Kaituozhe-1
:Long March 1
:Long March 2 (C, D, E, F)
:Long March 3 (A, B, C)
:Long March 4 (A, B)
:Long March 5

India

:PSLV-CA
:PSLV-XL
:GSLV 1
:GSLV 3Under Development

Japan

  • H-I
  • H-II
:H-II
:H-IIA
:H-IIBUnder Development

Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Europe

Joint European

:Ariane 1
:Ariane 2
:Ariane 3
:Ariane 4
:Ariane 5

United Kingdom

Middle East

Israel

Iran

  • kavosh 1

Former Soviet Union

Russia/Soviet Union

Ukraine

References

1. ^ Sounding rockets Brazilian Space Agency
2. ^ Sounding rockets under development Brazilian Space Agency
3. ^ Astronautix
4. ^ Satellites launchers Brazilian Space Agency
5. ^ Astronautix

See also

Below is a list of (links to pages on) missiles, sorted alphabetically by name. See also the list of rockets and the list of missiles by nation.

Other lists

Types of missiles:
  • Conventional guided missiles

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Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. The Americas cover 8.3% of the Earth's total surface area (28.
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The Brazilian Space Agency (Portuguese: Agência Espacial Brasileira; AEB) is the civilian authority in Brazil that is in charge of the country's burgeoning space program. It operates a rocket launch site at Alcântara.
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VSB-30 is the designation of a Brazilian sounding rocket, which replaced the Skylark rocket at Esrange. The VSB-30 rocket can carry a payload of 407 kg to an altitude of 260 km. It has a liftoff thrust of 102 MN and a total mass of 2 657 kg. The rocket has a diametre of 0.
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Veiculo Lancador de Satelites

VLS rocket on the launch pad
Fact sheet
Function Orbital launch vehicle
Manufacturer IAE
Country of origin Brazil
Size
Height 19.5 m (63.9 ft)
Diameter 1.01 m (3.
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA logo
Motto: For the Benefit of All[1]

NASA seal
Agency overview
Formed 29 July 1958

Headquarters Washington D.C.

Annual Budget $16.
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Shuttle-Derived Launch Vehicle, or simply Shuttle-Derived Vehicle (SDV), is a term describing one of a wide array of concepts that have been developed for creating space launch vehicles from the components, technology and/or infrastructure of the Space Shuttle program.
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Ares I

Artist's impression of Ares I launch
Fact sheet
Function man-rated orbital launch vehicle
Manufacturer Alliant Techsystems (Stage I)
Boeing (Stage II)
Country of origin USA
Size
Height 94 m (309 ft)

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Ares V

Artist's impression of an Ares V during SRB separation
Fact sheet
Function Cargo Launch Vehicle
Manufacturer Alliant Techsystems (stage I)
TBD (stage II)
Country of origin USA
Size
Height 109.
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Athena

Athena II with Lunar Prospector
Fact sheet
Function Small, modular component launch vehicle
Manufacturer Lockheed Martin
Country of origin USA
Size
Height 19.8 - 30.48 m (65 - 100 ft)
Diameter 1.
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Atlas is a family of U.S. space launch vehicles. The original Atlas missile was designed in the late 1950s. It was a liquid-fuel rocket burning LOX and RP-1 in three engines configured in an unusual "stage-and-a-half" or "Parallel Staging" design: two of its three engines were
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Atlas II

Launch of an Atlas II rocket. (NASA)
Fact sheet
Function Medium expendable Launch vehicle
Manufacturer Lockheed Martin
Country of origin USA
Size
Height 47.54 m (156 ft)
Diameter 3.
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Atlas II

Launch of an Atlas II rocket. (NASA)
Fact sheet
Function Medium expendable Launch vehicle
Manufacturer Lockheed Martin
Country of origin USA
Size
Height 47.54 m (156 ft)
Diameter 3.
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Atlas III

The maiden flight of the Atlas III
Fact sheet
Function Medium expendable Launch vehicle
Manufacturer Lockheed Martin
Country of origin USA
Size
Height 52.8 m (173.2 ft)
Diameter 3.
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Atlas V

Launch of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, 11:43:00 AM GMT August 12, 2005 on the first Atlas V rocket used by NASA. The rocket is in the 401 configuration.
Fact sheet
Function EELV/Medium-heavy launch vehicle
Manufacturer
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Type Expendable launch system with various applications
Manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company
McDonnell Douglas
Boeing
Introduced 1960
Status active

The Delta
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Delta II

A Delta II rocket launches from Cape Canaveral carrying a GPS satellite
Fact sheet
Function Launch vehicle
Manufacturer United Launch Alliance (Boeing IDS)
Country of origin USA
Cost per launch (1987) $36.
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Delta III

A Delta III rocket on the launch pad
Fact sheet
Function Orbital launch vehicle
Manufacturer Boeing
Country of origin USA
Size
Height 35 m (114 ft)
Diameter 4 m (13.
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Delta IV (Delta 9000)

Delta IV Medium launch carrying DSCS III-B6
Fact sheet
Function Orbital launch vehicle
Manufacturer Boeing IDS
United Launch Alliance
Country of origin United States
Size
Height 63 - 77.
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Falcon 1

Falcon 1 rocket in front of the FAA building in Washington DC.
Fact sheet
Function Orbital launch vehicle
Manufacturer SpaceX
Country of origin USA
Size
Height 21.3 m (70 ft)
Diameter 1.
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Falcon 5

Early Falcon 5 design
Fact sheet
Function Man-rated re-usable orbital launch vehicle
Manufacturer SpaceX
Country of origin USA
Size
Height 47 m (154 ft)
Diameter 3.
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Falcon 9

Falcon 9 variants. Note: The Falcon 9S5 was canceled, and the Falcon 9S9 was renamed the Falcon 9 Heavy.
Fact sheet
Function Man-rated re-usable heavy orbital launch vehicle
Manufacturer SpaceX
Country of origin USA

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The PGM-19 Jupiter was an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) of the United States Air Force, removed from service by April 1963. It was a liquid-fueled (LOX and RP-1) rocket, with one engine producing 667 kN of thrust.
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Saturn I

The first Saturn I was launched October 27, 1961
Fact sheet
Function Manned LEO launch vehicle
Manufacturer Chrysler (S-I)
Douglas (S-IV)
Convair (S-V) - Unflown
Country of origin USA
Size
Height
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Little Joe

Pre-launch of the Little Joe launch vehicle.
Fact sheet
Function Unmanned test capsule
Manufacturer North American Aviation
Country of origin USA
Size
Height 55 ft
Diameter
Mass

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Item QTV A-001 A-002 A-003 A-004
Launch weight 25,930 kg 26,281 kg 42,788 kg 80,372 kg 63,381 kg
Payload 10,988 kg 11,492 kg 12,561 kg 12,626 kg 14,717 kg
Airframe weight 14,942 kg 14,785 kg 29,320 kg 67,745 kg 48,623 kg
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Nova was a series of proposed rocket designs, originally as NASA's first large launchers for missions similar to the Saturn V that entered production, and later as larger follow-ons to the Saturn V intended for missions to Mars.
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Pegasus rocket is a winged space booster developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital). Three main stages, filled with solid propellant, provide most thrust. The vehicle is launched from another aircraft at approximately 40,000 feet (12,000 m).
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First launched in 1953, the American Redstone rocket was a direct descendant of the German V-2. It was used for the first live nuclear missile tests by the United States. It was also known as the Redstone MRBM (medium range ballistic missile).
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Jupiter C

A Jupiter-C sounding rocket on the launch pad
Fact sheet
Function Sounding rocket
Manufacturer Army Ballistic Missile Agency
Country of origin USA
Size
Height 21.2 m
Diameter 1.
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