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The Kuwait Space Rocket ( KSR ) is a suborbital launch vehicle to be developed and launched in Kuwait. The project will be the first step towards starting a space industry in the country and a launch service provider in the GCC region.

In a time period of two years we aim to test and successfully launch KSR up to 100 km in the atmosphere, This launch will be a historical first for the GCC. Our plan is to develop KSR to be a suborbital research platform, and then afterwards use it as a stepping stone to develop a smallsat launch provider..



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Goals

1. Launch KSR to an altitude of 100 km.

2. Utilize KSR as a vehicle for university students and researchers to send scientific experiments into suborbital space.

3. Use the KSR launch to develop the technology required for starting a future orbital rocket company



KSR Launch Plan

In order to launch KSR to space we will have to build and launch various smaller rockets to validate our systems and engine components.The KSR Rocket Family includes 2 major rocket configurations based on a Nitrous/Methanol Pressure Fed Liquid Rocket Engine.



KSR-1

KSR-1


KSR-1 is a vertically-launched single stage rocket. It uses a liquid bi-propellant rocket engine burning methanol as fuel and nitrous oxide as the oxidizer.

KSR-1 is intended to be a test vehicle for the development of KSR-2, the goal of which is to reach space. As such, all the major components and technologies that are expected to be used in KSR-2 are present in KSR-1.

The main components of KSR 1 are the engine—consisting of the injector, nozzle, and cooling jacket— with fuel and oxidizer tanks, a nitrogen gas tank, and various valves and pressure regulators.



KSR-2

KSR-2


The KSR-2 is a planned liquid bipropellant suborbital launch vehicle .It is the second installment of the KSR Rocket Family, composed of a single stage,fueled by Nitrous Oxide and Methanol.

KSR-2 has a total length of 4m a diameter of 0.4m and a total mass of 591 Kg, it’s apogee is around 100 Km



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The Kuwait Space Rocket ( KSR ) is a suborbital launch vehicle to be developed and launched in Kuwait. The project will be the first step towards starting a space industry in the country and a launch service provider in the GCC region.

In a time period of two years we aim to test and successfully launch KSR up to 100 km in the atmosphere, This launch will be a historical first for the GCC. Our plan is to develop KSR to be a suborbital research platform, and then afterwards use it as a stepping stone to develop a smallsat launch provider..



Screenshot 2020-09-26 at 10.07.17 PM.png



Goals

1. Launch KSR to an altitude of 100 km.

2. Utilize KSR as a vehicle for university students and researchers to send scientific experiments into suborbital space.

3. Use the KSR launch to develop the technology required for starting a future orbital rocket company



KSR Launch Plan

In order to launch KSR to space we will have to build and launch various smaller rockets to validate our systems and engine components.The KSR Rocket Family includes 2 major rocket configurations based on a Nitrous/Methanol Pressure Fed Liquid Rocket Engine.



KSR-1

KSR-1


KSR-1 is a vertically-launched single stage rocket. It uses a liquid bi-propellant rocket engine burning methanol as fuel and nitrous oxide as the oxidizer.

KSR-1 is intended to be a test vehicle for the development of KSR-2, the goal of which is to reach space. As such, all the major components and technologies that are expected to be used in KSR-2 are present in KSR-1.

The main components of KSR 1 are the engine—consisting of the injector, nozzle, and cooling jacket— with fuel and oxidizer tanks, a nitrogen gas tank, and various valves and pressure regulators.



KSR-2

KSR-2


The KSR-2 is a planned liquid bipropellant suborbital launch vehicle .It is the second installment of the KSR Rocket Family, composed of a single stage,fueled by Nitrous Oxide and Methanol.

KSR-2 has a total length of 4m a diameter of 0.4m and a total mass of 591 Kg, it’s apogee is around 100 Km



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Wow Kuwait have not military industry but that's I love about like this programs is the dual purpose
If you have space launcher technology then every time if you want can use the technology for ballistic missiles
 

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Wow Kuwait have not military industry but that's I love about like this programs is the dual purpose
If you have space launcher technology then every time if you want can use the technology for ballistic missiles
Yes bro, and if you remember the rule of thumb between apogee and range it is about 1:2. So if you can reach 100km altitude you can reach 200km range with the same payload. Expanding payload would probably mean you can reach about 150-160km range.

And if they can succeed in an orbital rocket although it may be very difficult and expensive, it would allow a missile that can reach thousands of kilometers.
 

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Yes bro, and if you remember the rule of thumb between apogee and range it is about 1:2. So if you can reach 100km altitude you can reach 200km range with the same payload. Expanding payload would probably mean you can reach about 150-160km range.

And if they can succeed in an orbital rocket although it may be very difficult and expensive, it would allow a missile that can reach thousands of kilometers.
They are just three person making rockets
But I think Kuwait is good place for that because without military industry there are nothing to concern problem makers countries like Israel and usa but the technology can be transfer easily to Arab States
 

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If they can develop the engine on the KSR-2 which is the hardest part, they can use them in a orbital launch platform like the Electron which uses 9 Rutherford engine with 18kn thrust compared to the 15kn thrust of the planned KSR-2. If you fused 9 engines as the first stage, and 1 engine as the second stage and a possibly smaller 3rd stage for precision it in theory could work.


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Electron rocket which has similar thrust to the planned KSR-2 engine

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Love it. All these great accomplishments by Arab countries is only starting. The sky's the limit and before you know it, things will be off the hook!
 

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If they can develop the engine on the KSR-2 which is the hardest part, they can use them in a orbital launch platform like the Electron which uses 9 Rutherford engine with 18kn thrust compared to the 15kn thrust of the planned KSR-2. If you fused 9 engines as the first stage, and 1 engine as the second stage and a possibly smaller 3rd stage for precision it in theory could work.


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Electron rocket which has similar thrust to the planned KSR-2 engine

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KSR 2 is just a start..
 

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My congrats to the Kuwaitis!

Now if they could just develop warp capability, that would really be awesome.
 

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I got more information about the plan. So there will be 2 variants of the KSR-1 which is a vehicle to test subsystems of rocket. KSR-1A will be the same rocket i posted above, and KSR-1B will have a stronger engine, and probably a bit more differences and hopefully they will both be launched in 2021. Planned static full thrust test is planned for pretty soon.

2022 will hopefully be start of KSR-2 which is a sub-orbital rocket with 100km apogee, and hopefully be done by 2024. KSR-3 is a planned orbital rocket planned to start in 2025, but i don't know when it will be completed.

The KSR-1, and KSR-2 will both use pressured fed engines with Methanol as fuel, and Nitrous Oxide as an oxidizer. KSR-3 may need a different fuel mixture, and may use a different cycle instead of pressure fed.
 

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you didn't even understand it.
Translation is bad probably, please don't post Urdu or Hindi memes on an english forum.

If you are referring to the abilities of the people doing it, one has interned at SpaceX and been studying rockets for many years. Others are very capable as well, it seems you are being a bit racist here.
 
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