Bantam-X was a NASA project, managed by the Marshall Space Flight Center, to develop a reusable small satellite launcher. The goal of NASA's Bantam-X program was to identify key vehicle technologies that would enable significantly lower cost launch services for very light satellites (to the order of $1,000,000 per launch for a single 200-pound payload), typical of those designed to carry small university science payloads. In these type of missions, the cost of the experiment is relatively low and the launch frequency is potentially very high. The envisioned Bantam vehicle was a multi-stage reusable launch system.