ELSE’s concept (Electric Launching system Explorer) was developed with the aim of creating a reusable launch vehicle capable of inserting small playloads into VLEO, LEO and GTO in the wake of what have always been the keywords of our company :
green, safe and cheap.
For this purpose an aircraft has been designed capable of supplying all the energy necessary for putting it into orbit through an entirely electric solar-powered propulsion system. This is possible thatnks to a careful dilution of the energy supplied by the engine during the ascension to time intervals in the order of weeks and by an efficient enerrgy storage system.
The vehicle is characterized by an innovative structure (still in the experimental phase) that allows a safe interorbital journey in different flight regimes, including supersonic, and provides for a plane landing.