Sounding Rocket Flight Experiments

MORABA designs, builds and flies customized sounding rocket missions.

Apart from the development of the launch system (commercial and military surplus rocket motors), MORABA provides and develops all mechanical and electronic systems.

Because of the mobile infrastructure (Telemetry, Tracking & Command, Radar, Launcher), worldwide launch sites can be used.

Depending on the experiment requirements and selected launch vehicle, the maximum payload mass can vary from 400 - 600 kg. Payload recovery can be provided up to 450 kg.

Scientific Applications

  • Hypersonics (Mach 7 -12)
  • Technology Testing
  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Microgravity (< 10^-4 g)

Certifications: ISO 9001, BS OHSAS 18001, ISO/IEC 27001

Mass max. [kg]: 600.0
Project heritage: SHEFEX, MAIUS, MAXUS, MAPHEUS, MASER, TEXUS, REXUS…, more than 500 launches since 1967
Keywords: Sounding Rockets, Hypersonics, Technology testing, Atmospheric Physics, Microgravity, MORABA, DLR