Contact

United Kingdom

Nammo Westcott

MAIL Nammo (UK) Ltd, Westcott Venture Park, Westcott, Buckinghamshire HP18 0XB, United Kingdom
EMAIL rob.selby@nammo.com
Location

Nammo Westcott Westcott, England, HP18 0XB, United Kingdom

NEWS!

Our LEROS 4 has been integrated onto the Blue Ghost Lunar Lander!

16/06/24

We have been busy developing a brand new Hight Thrust Apogee engine specially to support improving the propellant consumption of the chemical propulsion systems for interplanetary missions.

Our test team successfully completed the hot fire test campaign and the engine has been delivered to Firefly and integrated onto the lander!

 Follow our Linkedin for all updates!

Westcott

Contact

United Kingdom

Nammo Westcott

MAIL Nammo (UK) Ltd, Westcott Venture Park, Westcott, Buckinghamshire HP18 0XB, United Kingdom
EMAIL rob.selby@nammo.com
Location

Nammo Westcott Westcott, England, HP18 0XB, United Kingdom

NEWS!

Our LEROS 4 has been integrated onto the Blue Ghost Lunar Lander!

16/06/24

We have been busy developing a brand new Hight Thrust Apogee engine specially to support improving the propellant consumption of the chemical propulsion systems for interplanetary missions.

Our test team successfully completed the hot fire test campaign and the engine has been delivered to Firefly and integrated onto the lander!

 Follow our Linkedin for all updates!

Nammo UK are leading providers of spacecraft propulsion solutions for Earth orbit, Moon and interplanetary missions. We offer a complete range of services to our customers from individual component provision to bespoke propulsion solutions. We vertically integrating our products and capabilities wherever possible to deliver to our customers in optimised lead times.

Our site has been located in the UK at Westcott Venture Park in Buckinghamshire since 1946 as the Rocket Projectile Establishment under the Ministry of Supply. As an already well known rocket and research development for solid, liquid and gaseous rocket engines, it developed into a manufacture of spacecraft rocket engines in the mid-90s.

For over 30 years we have supplied our range of LEROS rocket engines, thrusters, fluidic valves and monopropellant propulsion systems to both interplanetary and Earth orbiting space missions. We provide critical propulsion products and systems to advanced Telecoms, GPS and defence- based satellite missions and we continue to be the key provider of main engines to missions around the Solar System, including Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and the Moon.

Our extensive space propulsion heritage includes over 90 flown missions for the LEROS Apogee Engine family and 100 flown missions for LEROS thrusters.

More recently, Nammo UK has evolved into respected propulsion subsystems design, manufacturing and test provider to key Satellite primes, offering our unique and highly effective pressure regulation and propulsion component product lines to ensure system reliability, whilst keeping costs to a practical minimum.

A Few Missions...

JUNO

Back in 2011, it was NASA’s aim to venture to the depths of Jupiter. Their spacecraft for the mission solely relied on our LEROS 1b engine for its propulsion system. In 2017 our engine successfully manoeuvred Juno into Jupiter’s orbit. Our engineers set the record for fastest man-made object to exist, with the LEROS 1b achieving speeds of 230,000 mph.

LUCY

NASA’s on going mission to explore the Trojan asteroids relies heavily on the LEROS 1C engine we have supplied to Lockheed Martin. Our 458 Newton thrust LEROS 1C is the most successful dual mode apogee engine ever made. By 2027 Lucy and it’s LEROS 1C will have completed the journey.

ADRAS-J

The Astroscale ADRAS-J mission will be the world’s first attempt of a space debris removal service. We have recently provided them with our LMP-103s mono propellant, chemical propulsion system, which will be used for the approach and orientation manoeuvres of ADRAS-J. On the 18th of February 2024, RocketLab’s Electron successfully launched and dispatched Astroscale’s payload containing our system!

Our Facilities

miniHATF

This test facility maintains 120,000 feet altitude, suitable for 1-3 Newton in-space thrusters. It features the world’s most accurate thrust balance for low thrust development. The facility is used for cold gas thruster acceptance and qualified hot fire testing for our MNT-1N thruster.

F-Site- Altitude Control <20N

This test facility is for hot-firing small monopropellants and bipropellant rocket engines up to 20N thrust in vacuum. There are two vacuum cells both capable of maintaining a simulated altitude of 160,000 feet.

J-Site- Sea Level Testing

This facility has four identical firing sites, with oxidisers and fuel bays either side. They have a fully computerised control room with a remote control system and video/thermal camera observation. The J3 facility contains the vacuum cell, propellant feed and condition systems for the National Testing Facility. Our J4 facility has been undergoing construction and the team are almost ready to start using it for testing.

The National Testing Facility

Owned by the UK Space Agency, the 1.5kN space propulsion vacuum testing facility is located on J-site and operated by Nammo personnel. Most recently the pump has been attached to J3 for testing on our RELIANCE engine.

 

 

The Team

Our Westcott site now has 65 members of the team and we are continuing to grow, recruiting actively.

The team is made up of several different departments dotted across our sites.

The Test Team… spend most their time across J-site and F-site.

The Engineering and Project Management Teams… can be found hybrid working from home or in our main building 6040.

The Manufacturing Team… are located in our new manufacturing facility in 6040.

The Cleanroom and QA Teams… work mainly from the new cleanroom and office in 6040.

The Facilities Team… are spread out over all sites.

The Leadership Team… that you can see on the left are also found in 6040.