Paris, 8 December 2020. – The U.S. space logistics firm Aevum presented “the world’s first autonomous launch vehicle”, called RavnX.
The Ravn X Autonomous Launch Vehicle is “the world’s largest Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), by mass, designed to deliver satellites to space as fast as every 180 minutes”, the company said.
“Aevum is completely reimagining access to space. The current definition of rocket science doesn’t work for us. With Aevum, everyone will be able to say, ‘It is rocket science and I can do it.’,” said Jay Skylus, founder and CEO of Aevum.
Aevum claims to have developed an entirely new paradigm for space access: Autonomous Launch. Autonomous Launch, unlike ground launch or air launch, involves a self-flying, self-managing, self-operating intelligent system, delivering payloads from any terrestrial origin to any space destination in low Earth orbit, the firm said.
“The autonomous launch paradigm dramatically lowers the barrier for space access, in time, cost, and customer experience, and accelerates improvements in billion-dollar industries such as logistics, intelligence, defense, e-commerce, advanced analytics, climate change and weather monitoring, agriculture, IoT and more”, Aevum said.