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© Blue Origin

Infinity says fuel cell system operated successfully aboard aborted Blue Origin flight

Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen has announced that its NASA-funded hydrogen fuel cell-based advanced modular power and energy system (AMPES) operated successfully aboard Blue Origin’s aborted New Shepard 23 flight on September 12, 2022.

The Blue Origin flight, aborted shortly after lift-off due to a booster anomaly, was the ‘first’ launch of a fully integrated hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell power system aboard a space-capable vehicle since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011.

William Smith, founder and CEO of Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, commented, “Despite the anomaly, we are pleased with the initial data and look forward to further analysis.”

Infinity’s AMPES system is a scalable, modular system, utilising its non-flow through, air independent fuel cell technology, which the company says could be used to power landers, rovers, surface equipment, and habitats on the moon or mars.

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