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Our Launch Vehicles

Our partners are celebrated for their engineering, design, and mission history.

Our vehicle manufacturers design and build for low-earth orbit single spacecraft or constellation satellite missions, all customizable for commercial applications and mission-tested for confidence.

We will offer lift capacity for Low-Earth Orbit (LEO). Our key partners Yuzhnoye and Yuzhmash, build an ideal medium-class Cyclone-4M, with a 5-ton satellite payload capacity and 4-meter fairing.

Blueprint of Cyclone-4M Launch Vehicle

Cyclone-4M Launch Specifications:

  • Payload fairing diameter: 4.0 m
  • Payload fairing length: 9.6 m
  • Payload performance to LEO: 5000 kgs
  • Payload performance to SSO: 3350 kgs
  • Stage 1 specific impulse (sea level): 301.5 s
  • Stage 1 specific impulse (vacuum): 340.0 s
  • Stage 2 specific impulse (vacuum): 330.0 s
  • Stage 2 maximum engine burns: 5
  • Launch inclinations available from Nova Scotia: 45.1 degrees to 98.1 degrees

Cyclone-4M Lineage

The upper stage of the C4M vehicle is an advanced version based on the Cyclone-2 and Cyclone-3 vehicles, with proven mission history of 224 successful flights. It has already been fully tested, qualified and is ready for flight mission production.

The first stage of our C4M is an advanced version of the Zenith family of launch vehicles with a proven mission history of 72 successful flights. It has been developed out of the reliable ANTARES first stage from Northrop Grumman, which, as of early 2022 has already performed 15 successful cargo flight missions under a NASA contract to the ISS. Our C4M first stage is outfitted with flight-proven engines.


About Yuzhnoye and Yuzhmash

One of Maritime Launch’s key partners in space flight are Yuzhnoye and Yuzhmash, developers of the Cyclone-4M launch vehicle. With over 65 years in the aerospace industry and more than 878 successful launches as of 2021, they are a key supplier to Europe's Arianespace VEGA launcher, and to Northrop Grumman's ANTARES launch vehicle for all of its cargo resupply missions to the ISS.

Cyclone-4M Launch Specifications height 39.2M; Payload Unit 9.7M; Second Stage 4.0M; First Stage 25.5

Cyclone-4M Launch Vehicle
User Guide

The Cyclone-4M Launch Vehicle User Guide details the vehicle's specifications, launch point parameters, permissible objects, payload capacity, LV flight, and separation data.


3D Rendering of Cyclone-4M Launch Vehicle