Is it possible to build a small rocket that carries 1 cubesat into orbit? And how small the rocket would be, if it is possible?


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The SS-520-5 rocket from Japan is probably as close you can get with 4kg to orbit.

Height: 9.54 meters
Weight: 2600 kg
Diameter: 52 cm

  • $\begingroup$ ... price? (ok, if you have to ask, you can't afford it) $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 29, 2019 at 12:45
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    $\begingroup$ @Brian Drummond there does not apear to be an official price as this is an experimental launch and not a comercial rocket system $\endgroup$
    – lijat
    Commented Dec 29, 2019 at 13:01

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