Using balloons to launch small satellites to space
SpaceRyde uses balloons to launch small satellites to space. This is the first on-demand and affordable taxi to space for small satellites. SpaceRyde’s rocket is lifted with a balloon to 35km. The proprietary software plans a launch path, and points the rocket in the right direction. The rocket is then launched mid-air from the balloon to take small satellites to space. SpaceRyde’s first sub-scale prototype successfully flew from Canada in June 2019 (Flight video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUgtVHnomcc ). This was the first permit Canada issued for a rocket launch in 21 years! SpaceRyde is currently building its full scale launch system for 2021 launch to space.