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Kistler Aerospace Corporation is the developer of the K-1 fully reusable aerospace vehicle, designed to deliver payloads to orbit and provide a low-cost alternative to single-use launch vehicles. The company intends the K-1 to become the reliable, low-cost provider of launch services for commercial, civil, and military payloads destined for Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO), as well as to and from the International Space Station (ISS).

Orbital flight tests and commercial operations will be conducted from Kistler's commercial spaceport at Woomera, Australia, and performed by Kistler Woomera and Spaceport Woomera, wholly owned Australian subsidiaries of Kistler Aerospace Corporation.

A second commercial spaceport is planned at the Nevada Test Site in Nevada, USA.

  Kistler Aerospace Corporation, a small business, is a privately-funded U.S. Company headquartered in Kirkland, Washington.

Kistler Reduces Staff
Kistler announced today that it is reducing its staffing level as a result of a decision by its investor, Bay Harbour Management LLC, to reduce funding for the company.
Kistler Receives Approval to Exit Chapter 11
Kistler announced today that the Bankruptcy Court in Seattle, Washington entered an order confirming Kistler´┐Żs Plan of Reorganization. This signals the final step in the legal process for the company to exit Chapter 11.
Kistler Paper on Commercial Acquisition Strategies for Space Exploration
This paper addresses the comercial acquisition strategies that the Government can proactively take with industry to mitigate financial, schedule and technical risk and to stimulate private sector investment and creation of new markets for exploration..
Kistler Paper on Expanding ISS Utilization
The K-1 reusable launch vehicle, developed by Kistler Aerospace Corporation, represents a viable solution for such missions and an opportunity to expand ISS utilization through affordable, routine access to ISS.
Kistler Paper on Space Exploration Missions Using RLVs
Kistler's K-1 reusable vehicle will be a potential launch service provider to expand access to space for exploration missions. These missions can include new small satellite, technology and robotic missions.
K-1 Vehicle 75% Complete
Click on the link above to see the K-1 hardware and testing to date.