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Mission Costs

 

Mission Type

Cost

Comments

Sounding Rocket science mission
(to 400km & Inc payload retrieval)

$24,000 All inclusive of payload integration & testing
Sounding Rocket science mission
(to 1500km & Inc payload retrieval)
$36,000 All inclusive of payload integration & testing
Neptune I - LEO $9.5 Million Launch and deployment only
Neptune I - GTO $16.5 Million
Launch, deployment & two weeks TDRS/Ground comms
Themis - LEO $24.5 Million Launch, deployment & two weeks TDRS/Ground comms
Themis - GEO $42 Million Launch, deployment & two weeks TDRS/Ground comms
Jarvis V- LEO $80 Million Launch and deployment only
Jarvis V - Escape $175 Million Launch and deployment only
Delta Glider - Crewed Mission (7 Days)
$375 Million All Inclusive
Delta Glider - Crewed Mission (14 Days)
$485 Million All Inclusive
Mission support via Deep Space network
$58,000
per week
Per satellite/experiment
Payload Retrieval
(not sounding rocket and Woomera site only)
$1.5 Million Including clean room services and final destination delivery
ISS Experiment/on Orbit release (GAS can sized)
$58,000
Free for certain educational establishments



All costs are 'single payload, single mission'. Discounts can be negotiated for multiple payloads or a single rocket or if launch weights permit several payloads on a single rocket

Mission preparation timelines

 

Mission Type

Mission Planning

Component &
Payload Testing

Vehicle
Integration

Launch Preparation

Crew Training

Total

Sounding Rocket
1 Month
1.5 Months
1 Week
1 Week
- 3 Months
Neptune I -LEO, GEO
3 Months
1.5 months
2 Weeks
2 Weeks
- 5.5 months
Jarvis V- LEO, GTO 3 Months 1.5 months 2 Weeks 2 Weeks - 5.5 months
Javis V - Escape 4 Months
1.5 Months
2 Weeks
2 Week1 - 6.5 Months

Delta Glider - Crewed  Mission
(7 Days)

3 Months
3 Months
2 Months
1 Month 8 Months2
8-14 Months
Delta Glider - Crewed Mission
(14 Days)
3 Months
3 Months
3 Months
1 Month
10 Months2 8-14 Months



1 Dependant upon launch window.

2 Crew training runs concurrent with other activities

How does it work?

ISA want to make sure that it's easy for us to help you launch your payloads. It doesn't matter if you are a private company or a Space Agency we are open to assist you. Doing business with ISA is simple enough but you'll need to follow these steps

  1. E-Mail the ISA payloads team ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) stating what your requirements are regarding payload and orbital parameters - Don't worry if your particular mission doesn't fit in with the list above. We'll happily look into any mission you wish to run.
  2. The Payloads team will generate an initial mission plan and provide a price as well as a launch time-scale
  3. If you accept this you'll need to bank transfer half the money to ISA's account. ISA's accounts are held at the Virtual Mutual Bank, an email to say half the funds have been transferred is fine.
  4. State where the payload is and ISA will arrange collection. At this point we are require a zip file containing the payload, config files and any logos you want applied to the launch vehicle
  5. ISA will then take your payload and launch it for you. We'll provide a zip file with the scenario and documentation around the launch
  6. You will then transfer the remainder of the funds to us.


We recommend that you obtain insurance for your payload. ISA will not cover a loss of payload. Should a payload be lost due to a vehicle failure or ISA failure we will give you a free relaunch at a later date.