HyImpulse conducts motor test, Rocket Factory Augsburg announces customer: German Mini-Launcher race heats up

by Peter B. de Selding

Jörn Spurmann of Rocket Factory Augsburg. Credit: Luxembourg Space Forum video

PARIS — German smallsat launch vehicle startup HyImpulse Technologies GmbH said the successful test-firing of its hybrid rocket motor gives it an advance in race among three German companies to develop a commercial vehicle with government seed financing.

The company said its 75kN motor is the biggest hybrid rocket engine ever built and tested in Europe.

The results, HyImpulse said in a post-test statement “confirms that the rocket propellants based on Paraffin/LOx achieve . . .

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