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ARCA is a non-profit established in 1999. We develop the aerospike, water-based, electric rocket Launch Assist System (LAS) and the aerospike Haas upper stage rocket. ARCA wants to use these unprecedentedly clean and cost effective technologies for space exploration and commercial launch services starting with 2021.

ARCA Space Corporation, a US for-profit corporation was established in 2014.

ARCA fabricated and flight tested cutting-edge aerospace technologies like rocket tanks and engines, high altitude balloons, drones, high altitude test vehicles for planetary missions.

ARCA's achievements:

2004 - During the 10 million $ Ansari X Prize Competition, ARCA successfully launched its first rocket, Demonstrator 2B.

 

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2006 - ARCA built the world's largest solar balloon that lifted into the stratosphere the crew capsule of Stabilo, a manned suborbital vehicle created after the end of Ansari X Prize Competition.

 

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2007 - The Stabilo program continued at ARCA, this time with an even larger solar balloon lifting the complete Stabilo vehicle into the stratosphere.

 

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2008 - ARCA joined the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize Competition and in 2013 the team withdrew from the Competition after it launched a technological demonstrator rocket

2010 - ARCA's Helen rocket was launched at 40,000m (120,000ft), the event representing the first powered flight in the Google Lunar X Prize Competition. The rocket was transported into the stratosphere with the help of an ARCA built helium balloon.

 

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2012 - Haas rocket series was introduced by ARCA consisting of the sub-orbital Haas 2B and orbital Haas 2C launchers.

 

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2013 - The European Space Agency (ESA) awarded ARCA with a contract to test the parachutes system for the ExoMars spacecraft that launched to Mars in 2016. ARCA developed the hardware to perform the flight tests for the High Altitude Drop Test.

 

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2014 - ARCA Space Corporation was incorporated in the United States, New Mexico, as a for-profit corpopration.

2014 - AirStrato large drone performed the first flight at the beginning of this year and it became ARCA's first product to become commercially available. The aircraft was transfered to the newly created ARCA Space Corporation in the United States and is no longer into our inventory.

 

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2015 - ARCA Space Corporation created the ArcaBoard, the world's first real hoverboard commercialy available. The company signed in 2017 a contract with DARPA and US Army for this technology, ultimately aiming to improve the mobility and responsivness of US troops on the battlefield.

 

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2017 - ARCA Space Corporation introduced the Haas 2CA, a version of Haas 2C, equipped with an aerospike rocket engine. The rocket is intended for small satellites market, estimated at $5.3 billions in the next decade. Currently ARCA took over the development of this launcher.

 

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2019 - ARCA built and tested the Launch Assist System (LAS) as an ecological, water-based electric rocket built in two versions, using a classic bell-shaped nozzle engine and an aerospike engine. LAS is used as first stage for the Haas rocket series, reducing the use of polluting propellants with up to 50% and reducing the launch cost almost fivefold.

 

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