AFWERX Announces Phoenix Launch Systems Among Top Teams Selected to Exhibit at EngageSpace (September 29-30, 2020)

Phoenix Launch Systems, Inc. is a nanosatellite systems and service company on a mission to operate the first dedicated cubesat-class reusable launch system that allows for regular, scheduled orbital access at an unprecedented rate and cost. We are developing technologies to enable a complete end-to-end solution for reliable commercial access to space. We provide launch services with our Phoenix vehicle as well as cubesat systems sales and mission integration services.

Phoenix Launch Systems aims to miniaturize and mass produce launch vehicle technology to revolutionize access to space. Our objectives are as follows:

  • To develop and operate a low cost, scalable nanosatellite launch vehicle
  • To provide a regular, scheduled launch service, with ticket-like manifestation
  • To create a complete, customizable, turnkey nanosatellite solution with spacecraft components, software, and a unified API
  • To stay at the forefront of spacecraft miniaturization by constantly initiating experimental programs to develop the technology of tomorrow


Phoenix Launch Systems was founded by the former COO and members of Aphelion Orbitals, Inc. Here is a short slideshow from their November 2018 test campaign to fire the flight-scale green hypergolic engine in Pennsylvania. The chamber/nozzle assembly detached early in the burn, which was expected due to a change in operating parameters (double the Pc) and the engine exhibted stable combustion and thrust throughout.
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AFWERX Announces Phoenix Launch Systems, Inc. Among Top Teams Selected to Exhibit at EngageSpace

AFWERX, the catalyst for fostering innovation within the U.S. Air Force, announced Phoenix Launch Systems, Inc. as one of the 178 top participating teams selected from The AFWERX Space Challenge initiative to exhibit at EngageSpace, a two-day virtual event on September 29-30. Download the press release HERE. The AFWERX Space Challenge initiative is made up …

Phoenix Launch Systems Selected To Participate in AFWERX Challenge Showcase

Phoenix Launch Systems is pleased to announce that we have been invited to participate in the U.S. Air Force AFWERX Challenge Showcase in September (https://afwerxchallenge.com). This invitation-only program is a high-prestige initiative within the Air Force to identify providers of solutions to the needs and problems within the Air Force and larger DoD community. Participation …

New Partnership – Utowave

We are extremely excited that we have established a relationship with Utowave to potentially provide launch services for their nanosatellite communications constellation. “Utowave is a space venture that is focused on building ‘moonshot’ constellations for advancements of the human race.” Learn more about Utowave at: https://www.utowave.com.