Satellites are getting smaller while the rockets that launch them have not. A new generation of microlauncher vehicle is on the horizon targeting <1000kg payloads. Smaller rockets need smaller engines.
Reducing the size of engines intended for much larger vehicles results in spiralling complexity and cost.
Protolaunch is taking a different approach.
Protolaunch has taken a bottom-up design philosophy to propulsion development, designing specifically for small payloads from the outset. Our technology leverages a new thermodynamic cycle and system-level optimisations. This eliminates the need for complex pumps & turbmachinery, reducing manufacturing complexity and vehicle weight savings.
Positioned as an engine supplier, Protolaunch works with launch partners to bespoke our standard propulsion units for particular customer use cases.
Our propulsion technology presents a number of strategic advantages over turbomachinery or high-pressure blow-down and is a key enabler for a dedicated microlauncher to facilitate a future of dedicated launches for small payloads.
The core technology is protected through UK Patent Application No: GB2102545.7
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