While other rocket companies have their sights set on lofty goals of colonization and manned flight, ours are closer to home. We want rocket launches to be safe as an airline flight and cost a fraction of the price of a current launch. It’s simple. The biggest and most expensive hurdle in space launch is the rocket engine. Liquid rockets are complex, unreliable and expensive – hence the term, “This isn’t rocket science.” Solid rockets can’t be throttled and need special handling to prevent premature detonation. Hybrids have long been known to be the answer, but no one could get them to work reliably. Over the decades, scientists have experimented with different materials and different manufacturing methods, but we’ve cracked the code! Our unique 3D printing technology (patent pending) creates a solid fuel grain that burns smoothly and reliably every time. As for the materials, we use nitrous oxide and ABS plastic – or, as our engineers say, “Laughing gas and Legos.”
ScalableOur patented design and manufacturing process is revolutionary in ways that other companies simply cannot compete in. In a short period of time, we’ve created a method that scales from 125 lbf engines all the way to 5000 lbf engines and beyond.
ConsistentOur fuel manufacturing process uses 3D printing technology to print the fuel and engine as one and the same. This allows our engines to be smooth burning and replicated time after time. Our hybrid rocket engines are simple and contain minimal moving parts.
InexpensiveWith minimal touch labor and an ever improving throughput provided with 3D printing, our engines are a fraction of the cost of traditional rocket engines, and can be produced in a far greater capacity and speed than our leading competitors.
Successful42 successful sub-scale engine tests – zero risk of dangerous explosions or ecologically toxic emissions. Our engines have a zero TNT equivalency which means that from a safety standpoint, the choice is clear. Our engines just cannot explode.
We’re currently raising $5.7M in Series A Preferred Stock to commercialize our STAR-3DTM hybrid-rocket engines. With this full funding, we can complete prototyping of our engines, accomplish our DARPA testing, and launch our first series of suborbital rockets!
The forefront of space innovation.
Our mission is to provide safe, reliable, cost-effective, and eco-friendly launch services. To revolutionize access to space and make it available to the rapidly growing small satellite market. To do this we are developing Intrepid-1™, the world’s first mass-producible, ‘launch-on-demand’ small satellite launcher.