Next Spaceflight


Prometheus 2 & Others

Launch Time
NET December, 2022


Virgin Orbit
Status: Active
Price: $12.0 million
Payload to LEO: 500 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 16.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 1.3 m

Mission Details

Prometheus 2

Prometheus 2 are two 6U CubeSat which will provide a test platform for monitoring radio signals including GPS and sophisticated imaging, paving the way for a more collaborative and connected space communication system with allied partners. Built by In-Space Missions Ltd, based in Hampshire, and designed with Airbus Defence and Space, Prometheus-2 is a collaboration between the UK Ministry of Defence and international partners, including the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Payloads: 2
Low Earth Orbit


The AMBER payload will be able to locate and track vessels worldwide by picking up their RF emissions using the L-Band Sat Phone detection sensor package derived from Horizon Technologies’ existing FlyingFish™ system, combined with X and S-Band sensors and an AIS receiver to detect, geolocate, and correlate these signals against the presence of AIS beacons. IOD-AMBER or IOD 3 is a British 6U-CubeSat carrying an experimental payload for Horizon Technologies.

Payloads: 1
Low Earth Orbit

Kernow Sat 1

Kernow Sat 1 will be the first satellite designed, manufactured and launched in Cornwall. The Government funding will be used for the research, design and build of CubeSat Kernow Sat 1. The research will be undertaken by the University of Exeter who will be running a think tank with experts in the marine field to establish the exact data requirements to effectively research and implement activities surrounding the health of Cornwall’s coasts and associated economy.

Payloads: 1
Low Earth Orbit


ForgeStar-0, a small satellite from Space Forge will be the first satellite developed in Wales and will aim to further develop the technologies and techniques for dedicated manufacturing in space, along with reliable return testing, the satellite will enable the study of microgravity, vacuum and temperature, to create products impossible to manufacture on Earth.

Payloads: 1
Low Earth Orbit

Government and commercial payloads

Several government and commercial payloads will be launched on this mission including the first Omani satellite, manufactured by SatRevolution.

Low Earth Orbit


Spaceport Cornwall, Newquay Airport in Cornwall, United Kingdom