ROCKET ENGINE TEST FOR SHETLAND SPACE CENTRE AND HYIMPULSE TECHNOLOGIES
Ocean Kinetics has expanded into a new sector: the space industry.
Ocean Kinetics has provided fabrication works and general site services to support the rocket engine tests organised by Shetland Space Centre and German rocket maker HyImpulse Technologies.
Managing director of Ocean Kinetics, John Henderson, said: “We were delighted to be approached by Shetland Space Centre to work on this project for Hylmpulse Technologies.
“We fabricated the main support frame for testing the rocket, which included a load-bearing support structure for the rocket engine, nozzle support, and also the stainless steel cryogenic fuel and purge pipework for supplying the rocket engine.
“We placed and secured the engine into its test location and carried out site services including inspection and testing of the pipework.
“Although we are very familiar with delivering bespoke projects, this is, of course, a completely new sector for Ocean Kinetics. The space economy is a fascinating one, and certainly an area for which our services are particularly suited, and we very much look forward to being involved in it, as it evolves.”
You can read more about the project.