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This Cape Canaveral Startup is Attempting to Revolutionize Rocketry

Rocket science,Hybrid engines,DARPA
Robin Seemangal
Chris Gebhardt
Jamie Carreiro
August 06, 201912:08 PM

A few miles drive from NASA Kennedy Space Center, the world’s premier space port, a young company is quietly attempting to revolutionize rocketry.

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Rocket Crafters is a small but resourceful outfit that's been making strides toward a design breakthrough in hybrid rocket engines that could lead to safe, environmentally-friendly launch vehicles.

Today, the Rocket Crafters team has grown and occupies a facility at the space coast which boasts a backyard view of the Mars-bound Starship, under construction by their next door neighbor, SpaceX. The team doesn’t get distracted though, with a recent contract awarded to them by DARPA, Rocket Crafters is scaling up their technology and revolutionizing rapid prototyping in the process.

 

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A small team of thinkers and innovators is working to build the future.

 

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Supercluster paid a visit to the burgeoning company and witnessed first-hand tests of their experimental technology, how they triage operational failure under pressure, and how a scrappy team of thinkers and innovators are working to build the future.

They cooked rocket fuel in front of our eyes on hot plates, and the room smelled like a candy factory. These were truly handmade rockets, breaking new ground in aerospace innovation.

Learn what it takes to rethink rocketry on the Supercluster podcast where we are joined by Rocket Crafters lead engineer Kineo Wallace.

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Robin Seemangal
Chris Gebhardt
Jamie Carreiro
August 06, 201912:08 PM