Love rockets? So do we. Introducing allrockets.space, a website where you can browse and compare rockets of the world that can lift things to space.
The homepage shows all the rockets of the world that can achieve Earth orbit. Besides each rocket is information about its manufacturer, payload capacity, cost/kg, etc. You can even filter the list of rockets by country, lift class or see only those rockets which are certified to carry astronauts.
Once you select a rocket, you are presented with information about its performance, cost, launch history and more. Photos and useful links are added to sweeten the pot. The coolest thing about allrockets.space is that you can compare rockets to see how they stack against each other. Go try it out!
Because rockets are awesome. 🚀️
Now here’s the longer version. Life on Earth emerged four billion years ago. Since then, it has flourished and taken over pretty much every corner of Earth. But in all this time, not a single life form ever left the bounds of our home planet and venture into outer space. At least not intentionally. The gravitational pull of Earth is gruesome.
The barrier was disrupted in 1957 with the launch of Sputnik. For the first time in four billion years, something was intentionally sent to space. Pulling off this massive feat was a rocket built by humans that can achieve Earth orbit. Fast forward to today and we have over 50 rockets of various sizes and features that can do the same. Some can do even more, like sending spacecraft to Pluto and beyond.
We built allrockets.space so that people can explore rockets of the world, learn more about them and just plain appreciate their sheer prowess.
We put a lot of effort into building this website and have made it available for free to everyone. We don’t display ads and will continue maintaining the site for free as well. So if you like allrockets.space, please donate to us and show your appreciation. :)
If you think some things are missing and should be added, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Payload level indicates the maximum mass the rocket can lift to Low Earth Orbit. If that isn’t available, capacity to Geostationary Transfer Orbit is used instead but normalized to justify the increased difficulty to achieve the latter orbit.
Cost/kg is the total cost of each launch divided by the payload capacity of the rocket to Low Earth Orbit. If that isn’t available, capacity to Geostationary Transfer Orbit is used instead but normalized to justify the increased difficulty to achieve the latter orbit.
Cost/kg is a better metric than absolute cost because it allows comparing all rockets, big and small, on a common reference. It’s also a more realistic metric as, for example, a company wanting to launch a small satellite isn’t going to buy an entire rocket.
Reliability is the fraction of how many times a rocket has successfully launched and completed its mission out of its total launches. Partially successful launches are weighted exactly like that, partially!
We compute Reliability only for rockets that have launched at least 5 times. This is so that rockets that have launched only a few times don’t give an impression of higher success rate against rockets that have been launched abundantly and had only a few failures.
Yes! You have good eyes.