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November 9, 2023 - CER-160TR Artillery Target Rocket Test


ARCA and General Astronautics executed a test with the CER-160TR (160mm caliber), canister-based, artillery target rocket, currently under military homologation for two European military forces.

Mission 11 test took place on November 9, 2023 from the COSMOBASE with the objective to validate the launch procedure and the launch sequence involving the canister and the actual vehicle. The vehicle was fuelled wit 8% from its total propellant tank capacity and the engine was throttled-down to keep the same thrust to weight ratio as in the case of a fully fuelled rocket, in order to only perform the canister exit sequence.

Read more about Mission 11.

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October 4, 2023 - Reentry Target Vehicle (RTV) Drop Tests


The Reentry Target Vehicle (RTV) was drop tested during Mission 16. This vehicle serves as target which simulates the terminal flight of nuclear warheads, for the training of antiballistic forces.

Read more about Mission 16.

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August 17, 2023 - CER, RTV, MIRTV systems announced


General Astronautics is announcing the release of a new generation of ecological, extremely cost effective commercial rockets, with both civilian and military applications, based on the EcoRocket orbital vehicle.


The Commercial EcoRocket series is comprised of ERC160, ERC500 and ERC1200 vehicles with civilian applications including science, research, boosters and first stages for space launch vehicles, recreation, and non-offensive military applications like target rockets simulating Short Range Ballistic Missiles (SRBM), Reentry Vehicles (RV) and Multiple Independent Reentry Vehicles (MIRV).


The ERC160 is a small rocket with a diameter of 0.16 m and a length of 6.8 m. It has a launch weight of 125 kg and it can reach an altitude of 20 km, and a speed of Mach 1.9, with a payload of 3 kg. This vehicle is suitable for civilian applications like science, research and recreation.


The ERC500 is a medium size rocket, with a diameter of 0.5 m and a length of 12 m. It has a launch weight of 1,600 kg and it can reach an altitude of 30 km, and a speed of Mach 2.1 with a payload of 100 kg. This vehicle is suitable for civilian applications like science, research and recreation, as well as military applications as a target simulating a Short Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM) and as a transport vehicle for a Reentry Target Vehicle (RTV) simulating an offensive Reentry Vehicle.


The ERC1200 is a large size rocket, with a diameter of 1.2 m and a length of 15 m. It has a launch weight of 11,300 kg and it ca reach an altitude of 40 km and a speed of Mach 2.6, with a payload of 1,000 kg. This vehicle is suitable for civilian applications like science, research, recreation, as a booster and first stage for suborbital and orbital launchers, as well as a target vehicle simulating an SRBM and as a transport vehicle for the Multiple Independent Reentry Target Vehicle (MIRTV) simulating offensive MIRVs.


The RTV and MIRTV are individual and multiple reentry target vehicles that are simulating offensive assets, flying with hypersonic speeds. 

A RTV has a diameter of 0.46 m and a height of 1.4 m for a launch weight of 100 kg. The vehicle is equipped with a couple of spin rocket engines that will stabilise the vehicle, and a main rocket engine that will accelerate it during the descend flight allowing it to reach near hypersonic speeds of Mach 4.2, while mated with the CER500 rocket.


The MIRTV bus, mated with the CER1200 rocket can accommodate up to five RTVs that after release will reach hypersonic speeds of Mach 5.4.


The civilian users for our products are universities, private companies, research institutes, space agencies and private individuals.

The military users include ground, naval, air and space forces equipped with antiballistic systems.


General Astronautics’ policy is to never support the creation of military offensive assets. Therefore the newly released products exhibit no guidance systems and non-responsive launch sequence, rendering them unusable for offensive applications.

The proposed military applications for our target rockets and reentry vehicles are designed to increase the efficiency and responsiveness of anti-ballistic crews deployed to protect certain areas from ballistic attacks, helping to save lives and protect the defended infrastructure.


Because of the use of a mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide, the products are extremely cost effective, with €19,900 for the ERC160 rocket, €39,9000 for the CER500 rocket and €199,900 for the ERC1200 rocket. A Reentry Target Vehicle is sold for €19,900.


The ERC, RTV and MIRTV will be made commercially available throughout 2024, starting with March, but reservations could be made right away ar


The orders paid with the AMiE token will benefit from a 10% discount. 

The AMiE token can be acquired from


More details about ERC, RTV/MIRTV on:

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