The Romanian Association for Cosmonautics and Aeronautics (ARCA) will launch, in June 2021, the first Romanian satellite, with a rocket designed and built entirely in Romania.
According to the Facebook page of the ambitious project, so far ARCA has launched two stratospheric rockets, four large-scale stratospheric balloons, including a cluster-type balloon and received two government contracts with the Romanian government and a contract with the European Space Agency. He is currently building EcoRocket – a semi-reusable, steam-powered rocket.
The launch team received official confirmation to start implementing the aero-naval operations plan, with a view to launching the EcoRocket in the Black Sea.
“ARCA launch missions that include naval operations are the most complex type of mission we carry out. They require an exceptional effort to coordinate operations, in close cooperation with actively involved naval and military and civil aviation units. The security measures of the launch are exceptional, and we are proud of a 100% safety percentage “, the association shows.
Romania will place the first Romanian satellite in orbit. Our country becomes the second country in the EU, after France, to launch its own satellite
In June 2021, ARCA non-profit will launch EcoRocket, the rocket designed and manufactured entirely in Romania, which will put into orbit the first Romanian satellite. According to the Facebook page – Launching Romania, our country will become the 11th country in the world to launch its own satellite and the second in the European Union, after France.
By launching EcoRocket, ARCA non-profit wants to win the 10 million euro prize offered by the European Commission. The award aims to stimulate the European aerospace industry for the construction of satellite launch missiles, with a low impact on the environment and a low launch cost.