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Hypersonix, PFi Aerospace begins ‘build phase’ of green hydrogen fuelled launch vehicle
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Hypersonix, PFi Aerospace begins ‘build phase’ of green hydrogen fuelled launch vehicle

A new green hydrogen space launch vehicle has entered the construction phase with PFi Aerospace set to collaborate with Hypersonix Launch Systems.

Under the framework agreement signed, the two companies will look to construct the prototype Spartan scramjet and successfully test it in the shock tunnel.

PFi Aerospace is providing a suitable site for bench testing and operation and also providing a suitable site for bench testing and operation whilst also providing access to other essential testing facilities.

Nick Green, CEO of PFi Aerospace, said, “Hypersonix’s innovative technology is impressive, and we are very happy to give them a hand fabricating and testing components for their fifth-generation Spartan scramjet engine and their green hydrogen fuel system that goes with it.

“We have in-house expertise and equipment at our Darra head office to support vibrant, innovative enterprises as they move from proof of concept to achieving significant scale.

David Waterhouse, Managing Director, of Hypersonix, said, “PFi’s expertise will boost our knowledge and capabilities and therefore shorten our time to market, reduce our risk and reduce our costs.

“We are full steam ahead now on our build, something which makes any engineer’s heartbeat faster. It is a very exciting time to our team, which has grown to 16 people over the past 12 months.

“Our companies have a lot in common. We share an interest in encouraging greater participation in STEM at school and university and also greater participation in aerospace training and careers by women.”

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