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MANIFEST Launch # Launch Vehicle Payload Orbit Date Outcome 1 Fluon TESTsat 1 & 2 LKO Q3 Y1 Success 2 Fluon GravSat 1-3, TurkeySat PKO Q2 Y2 Success 3 Fluon-Kurie PorcupineSat EKO Q1 Y3 Planned 4 Fluon-Kurie SAC-1 SSO Q2 Y3 Planned 5 Fluon GravSat 4-5 PKO Y3 Planned Kerbin Lab was founded 8 years ago by Beck Kerman with the simple goal of making space more accessible. He nearly immediately began development of the Fluon launch vehicle. The Fluon launch vehicle is now nearing completion. Fluon is a brand new smallsat launcher. Able to lift 400kg into orbit, Fluon will be useful to wield many light payloads, such as QBE-Sats or similar technologies, on one launch, reducing costs significantly. 1.25 meters wide and 15.5m tall, it's not meant to be large, however, it still can deliver for many purposes. It is currently in the late development stages, and we expect to launch within the next 3 months. We just did a full duration burn of the first stage on the pad, testing out critical ground equipment and flight hardware. Testing first stage core at the Woomerang launch facility. (Kerbin Lab) The static fire proceeded nominally, although there were some issues delaying the test from its initial start time. We are currently targeting our first launch in about 3 months, with the payload being 2 QBE-Sats. YOU CAN HAVE YOUR PAYLOAD ON A FLUON! HERE'S HOW: Payload: [payload name] Mass: [payload mass; must not exceed 400kg] Target Orbit: [orbit parameters] Rideshare: [Yes/No] Payload Link: [insert link of payload (preferably on KerbalX) here] Extra Notes: [could be anything]