Gilmour Space achieves “one of the longest hybrid rocket engine test firings in the world” [VIDEO]

Gilmour Space has announced a 110-second, full-duration test of the upper-stage of its three-stage hybrid launch vehicle.
Co-founder and CEO Adam Gilmour said the “mission duty cycle and throttle test of our smallest upper-stage engine” had “proved a lot of the technologies we will need for our larger engines.”
“We also conducted a controlled throttle-down during the test to demonstrate our engine’s on-orbit manoeuvring capability to a customer,” he added, and that this could prove very useful for surface landings on the Moon or Mars
Gold Coast-based Gilmour Space hopes to be providing commercial launches for small satellites in 2022. According to its CEO, orders have been taken, with contracts to be announced in coming months.
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