Company - Klaus Space Transportation (KST)
Product/Service - Inflatable Atmospheric Decelerator (IAD), Space Return Service
- Cargo Transportation & Landers
- Transport Service (Re-Entry)
Microgravity Flight Service (LEO)
Microgravity Flight Service (Reusable Satellite)
- Space Capsule
Inflatable Atmospheric Decelerator
- First launch
- Not announced
Inflatable Atmospheric Decelerators (IADs)
We are the only company worldwide offering a scalable solution to bring back cargo from space. From shoebox-sized scientific experiments to the largest rocket stages, our approach is tailored to each individual object and our method is highly cost efficient.
We develop Inflatable Atmospheric Decelerators (IADs), which function both as heat shields, protecting their precious cargo during re-entry into the atmosphere, and high-velocity parachutes.
Successfully conducted a drop test of a newly developed Inflatable Atmospheric Decelerator (IAD) prototype in December 2021.
- Founded just in October, Klaus’ aim is to make space transportation sustainable, available, and cost-efficient. The German company’s focus is on scalable cargo transport from space back to Earth without using any fuel.
- The drop-test demonstrated reliable inflation of the IAD and acceptable structural loads at landing, the company said. The third-generation prototype and an attached miniaturised rocket first stage were dropped from 600 m from a helicopter. The activated IAD stabilized and decelerated the rocket stage for safe landing in water and successful recovery afterwards.
Space Return Service
Based on our patent pending IAD technology, we are developing an end-to-end Space Return Service. We are offering our services in the form of early development partnerships with our customers. We tailor our IADs to the customer’s needs, from integration, tests and mission support, to the water landing and recovery. Whatever it is you want to bring down from space, we will do it for you. Safely.