Commercial Launch Vehicle
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#darpalaunchchallenge–Today, Earth to Sky formally announced their participation in the DARPA
“Earth to Sky was formed in Huntsville, Alabama in 2008 as an aerospace
engineering services company. Currently, we provide subject matter
expertise in rocket systems to federal government agencies such as MDA
and NASA, but we have a 25-year pedigree of commercial launch vehicles,”
said Chris Barker, President at Earth to Sky.
Earth to Sky currently offers a series of low cost, small launch
vehicles branded Sleek Eagle. We have entered the DARPA Launch Challenge
with our small vehicle configuration capable of lofting over 800 kg to
Low Earth Orbit.
“We have a unique business model that allows any customer the ‘right to
drive’,” said Mr. Barker “The ‘right to drive’ is a product offering
that allows any payload position to determine the mission destination
and secure its commitment.”
Currently, the small satellite market is underserved in availability of
affordable launch vehicle options. “We are poised to unlock this backlog
by providing unprecedented flexibility in access to space,” said Mr.
As a US launch site based option, the Sleek Eagle family will be an FAA
licensed launch vehicle allowing US government missions ready access for
launching small satellites.
We will be opening manifest positions in early 2020 following the DARPA