Suborbital Inexpensive Rocket

April 2018 – ongoing

In the currently ongoing project, SpaceForest designs controllable and recoverable Suborbital Inexpensive Rocket with hybrid engine SF 1000 based on ecological propellants.

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The “Suborbital Inexpensive Rocket Project” under activity 1.1 “R & D projects of enterprises” of the Intelligent Development Operational Program 2014-2020 is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

In the competition, SpaceForest was ranked at 1st place (along with four other companies) gaining 21 out of 23 points.

After the project had started in April 2018, we have rearranged the research offices and workshop space. Currently, SpaceForest is building the first Polish suborbital rocket able to carry up to 50 kg of commercial payload to altitudes up to 150 km. 

The 10 meters rocket will be able to provide a cost-effective platform for micro-g environment research. Considering the “design to cost” factor, SIR will be attractive for Polish and foreign markets as well. It will offer the lowest prices for such services in the world. Our goal is to develop a fully reusable rocket with minimal preparation time between flights. The rocket will also be equipped with a controlled recovery system allowing safe landing in a predefined area, minimizing the recovery costs and operations.

agreement no. POIR.01.01.01-00-0774/17

The net value of the project: PLN 8 321 552,50

The net subsidy amount: PLN 6 319 563,25

Project start: April 2018

Planned completion of the project: 2023