In November RpK was selected as one of the funded commercial partners for the COTS program. RpK is developing orbital and suborbital space transportation vehicles, including the Kistler K-1, a reusable launch vehicle capable of taking payloads to orbit and of taking cargo to.
NASA has put private spaceflight firm Rocketplane Kistler on financial notice.
Rocketplane Kistler (RpK) was a reusable launch system firm originally based in Oklahoma. It was formed in 2006 after Rocketplane Limited, Inc. acquired K-1 launch vehicle · Corporate history · See also · References. President Randy Brinkley did not immediately respond to a request for comment. His frustration is completely understandable. Mathews told Space News in mid-September that NASA. The second stage, or Orbital Vehicle, continues into LEO where it Rocketplane Kistler its payload. Main page Contents Featured content Current events Random article Donate to Wikipedia Wikipedia store. The first, he said, was NASA's announcement this spring that it .