ARCA Space Corporation
Las Cruces, NM 88007, US
ARCA is a corporation that creates state of the art commercially available products. What defines us the most is that we are bringing on the market new technologies, while keeping the costs affordable.
The team started 17 years ago as a Non-Profit Org. We’ve built and launched aerospace vehicles that made ARCA one of the most well known organizations involved in the development of private space flight.
2004 – During the 10 million $ Ansari X Prize Competition, ARCA successfully launched its first rocket, Demonstrator 2B.
2006 – ARCA built the world’s largest solar balloon that lifted into the stratosphere the crewb capsule of Stabilo, a manned suborbital vehicle created after the end of Ansari X Prize Competition.
2007 – The Stabilo program continued, this time with an even larger solar balloon lifting the complete Stabilo vehicle into the stratosphere.
2008 – ARCA joined the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize Competition and in 2013 the team withdrew from the Competition, our main activity focusing on the development of commercially available products.
2010 – Helen rocket was launched at 120,000 ft, the event representing the first powered flight in the Google Lunar X Prize Competition. The rocket was transported into the stratosphere with the help of an ARCA built helium balloon.
2012 – Haas rocket series was introduced, consisting of the sub-orbital Haas 2B and orbital Haas 2C rocket launchers. The development of these launchers is currently our main activity.
2013 – The European Space Agency awarded ARCA with a contract to test the parachutes system for the ExoMars spacecraft that will be launched to Mars in 2016. ARCA developed the hardware and performed the flight tests.
2014 – AirStrato performed the first flight at the beginning of this year and it is ARCA’s first product to become commercially available.
2014 – ARCA center of operations have moved from the European Union into the United States. ARCA Space Corporation, with the headquarters in Las Cruces, New Mexico, was established.
2015 – ArcaBoard hoverboard, the begining of a Revolution in Motion.
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