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DLR to Cooperate with Spanish Startup Pangea Aerospace on Developing Aerospike Engine

14 Sep 2021, 10:23 UTC
DLR to Cooperate with Spanish Startup Pangea Aerospace on Developing Aerospike Engine
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European research and technology test bench P8. (Credit: DLR (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0))

DLR supports the increasing demand for engine tests for new, innovative propulsion technologies in space travel.DLR and the Spanish start-up Pangea Aerospace agree on a collaboration. The focus is on tests with a technology demonstrator of an additively manufactured aerospike engine from October 2021.At the Lampoldshausen site, DLR offers a test infrastructure that is unique in Europe for space propulsion systems of all sizes and types.

LAMPOLDSHAUSEN, Germany (DLR PR) — In order to ensure Europe’s independent and competitive access to space, the Federal Government is also relying on efficient start-ups. With their ideas and visions, they can accelerate the development of new technologies in the carrier market. Against this background, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) at the Lampoldshausen site has signed a contract with the Spanish start-up Pangea Aerospace in the summer of 2021.

“With the testing of a new space propulsion system on behalf of the Spanish start-up Pangea Aerospace, the DLR accompanies and supports the development of future launch systems from Europe with its expertise at the Lampoldshausen location,” explains Prof. Karsten Lemmer, member of the DLR Board of Management for Innovation, Transfer and scientific ...

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