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Thorstein Korsvold

Web & Content Manager (Corporate Press Contact)

MAIL P.O. Box 142, NO-2831 Raufoss, Norway
VISIT Enggata 37, 2830 Raufoss, Norway
EMAIL thorstein.korsvold@nammo.com
TEL +4741100055

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Nammo AS

MAIL P.O. Box 142, NO-2831 Raufoss, Norway
VISIT Enggata 40, NO-2830 Raufoss, Norway
EMAIL info@nammo.com
TEL +47 61 15 36 00 (0800 - 1530)
Contact

Kristian Lium

Vice President Space at Nammo Raufoss AS

VISIT Enggata 37, NO-2830, Raufoss, Norway
EMAIL kristian.lium@nammo.com
TEL +47 414 02 967

NAMMO RAUFOSS

ENGINEERING

  • Multidisciplinary space department
  • Specialists in H2O2 propulsion
  • Experienced in sounding rocket flight
  • Experienced on Ariane and Vega programs
  • Emphasis on Risk Management

MANUFACTURING

  • On-site production facility
  • Licensed for on site processes

TEST FACILITIES

  • 500kN thrust test stand
  • Multiple vibration test units
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Propulsion Test Facility

CLEANROOM

  • Specific space hardware assembly areas
  • Cleanliness risk mitigated

QUALITY

  • Certified to AS9100
  • Customer focused Product Assurance
Location

Nammo Raufoss AS 37, Enggata, Innlandet, 2830, Norway

220N Monopropellant Thruster

This is a green propulsion thruster based on Nammo Hydrogen Peroxide technologies.

Contact

Kristian Lium

Vice President Space at Nammo Raufoss AS

VISIT Enggata 37, NO-2830, Raufoss, Norway
EMAIL kristian.lium@nammo.com
TEL +47 414 02 967

NAMMO RAUFOSS

ENGINEERING

  • Multidisciplinary space department
  • Specialists in H2O2 propulsion
  • Experienced in sounding rocket flight
  • Experienced on Ariane and Vega programs
  • Emphasis on Risk Management

MANUFACTURING

  • On-site production facility
  • Licensed for on site processes

TEST FACILITIES

  • 500kN thrust test stand
  • Multiple vibration test units
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Propulsion Test Facility

CLEANROOM

  • Specific space hardware assembly areas
  • Cleanliness risk mitigated

QUALITY

  • Certified to AS9100
  • Customer focused Product Assurance
Location

Nammo Raufoss AS 37, Enggata, Innlandet, 2830, Norway

Nammo Space is engaged in the development and qualification of a Roll and Attitude Control Systems [RACS], based on Nammo’s green propulsion technologies.

A first application of the system will be used on the new Vega-C Upper Stage.  As the main component of this system Nammo is developing a 220N Hydrogen Peroxide monopropellant thruster.  The propellant this thruster is using is 87.5% concentration H2O2. Nammo Raufoss is responsible for the development of the thruster, while Nammo Ireland is responsible for the flow control valve.

The high performance green monopropellant thruster uses a silver catalyst developed and manufactured by Nammo Raufoss according to internal proprietary processes.  The moderate combustion temperature of the thruster avoids the use of expensive and rare metals and it achieve an efficient mass performance using standard high strength Inconel.

Nammo has recently expanded their green propulsion facilities in support of the development and manufacturing of H2O2 based Attitude Control Systems, including the RACS system for Vega.  Nammo has on-site all required development and production facilities to serve the needs of the RACS and its components.  This includes an ISO Class 8 cleanroom as well as a dedicated test site for green propellant, with 40,000 litres of Hydrogen Peroxide stored on site.

Nammo has more than a decade experience on H2O2 based applications for Attitude Control of Launchers and Spacecraft.  Nammo has been involved in H2O2 based propulsion since 2008, and has established the technologies, processes and facilities in support of throttleable and large scale hybrid rocket motors, including the rocket motor that powered the suborbital Nucleus Sounding Rocket into space.

Performance Characteristics

  • Typical Application Launcher Roll and Attitude Control, stage separation boost
  • Typical Operational Mode Steady state [SSF] and pulse mode firing [PMF]
  • Propellant 87.5% Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Thrust Range 100 N to 250 N, Nominal 220 N
    22.5 lbf to 56.2 lbf, Nominal 49.5 lbf
  • Thrust, at sea level 80 N to 180 N, Nominal 148 N
    17.9 lbf to 40.5 lbf, Nominal 33.3 lbf
  • Thruster Angle Customisable between 0° and 90°
    From an axial thrust to a right angled thrust
  • Vacuum Specific Impulse [SSF] 160 seconds
    In Steady State Firing mode
  • Vacuum Specific Impulse [PMF] 130 seconds
    In Pulse Firing Mode
  • Total Impulse >200,000 Ns
  • Maximum Duration Single Firing >120 seconds
  • Engine Mass 1.48 kg [including valve]
    3.26 lb [including valve]
  • Envelope ø 160 mm x 168 mm
  • Operating Temperature 670°C
    1238°F
  • Propellant Inlet Temperature +15°C to +80°C
    +59°F to +176°F
  • Minimum Test Temperature +5°C
    +41°F
  • Storage Life 8 Years
  • Operational Life Up to 6 months, according to your mission needs [Vega-C: 24 hrs]
    The Vega-C operational life is 24 hours
  • Valve Type Normally closed
    The valve is Class 2 compatible with H2O2
  • Valve Cycles 16,000 on/off cycles
  • Valve Voltage 24 Vdc to 32 Vdc [Steady State]
    24 Vdc to 26 Vdc [Transient]
  • Power Consumption < 50 W
  • Valve Response Time < 20 ms
    The physical movement is approximately 3 ms.
  • Structural Interface Bolted flange, customisable to customer needs
    The interfaces can be customised based on the customer needs.
  • Fluidic Interface 3/8” tube stub or threaded AS4395 fitting
    The interfaces can be customised based on the customer needs.
  • Electrical Interface Flying leads
    The interfaces can be customised based on the customer needs.
  • Technology Readiness Level TRL5
    Development and qualification is ongoing.

Status

This thruster is being developed and qualified for the Vega-C upper stage AVUM+.