Together with Pulsar Fusion, we supported in the development and testing of a green (non-toxic) hybrid rocket engine capable of launching small rockets into orbit.
The unique hybrid fuel system combusts nitrous oxide, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and oxygen to create thrust. Its exhaust is largely water vapour.
The rocket uses HDPE as its sustainable fuel source, thereby using commonly recycled plastic often found in household waste such as milk bottles.
The engine is very power dense requiring very little fuel, and for its size it produces one of the lowest carbon footprints in the world.