Locations
Contacts

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

Norway

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)
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Contact

Adam Watts

Strategic and Business Development Manager

MAIL Nammo (UK) Limited, 47 Westcott Venture Park, Westcott, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0XB, United Kingdom.
EMAIL adam.watts@nammo.com
TEL +44 7768 952 290

NAMMO UK WESTCOTT

GENERAL

  • Dedicated, skilled space engineering team
  • Experienced Assembly Integration and Test Team
  • Cleanroom facility for space hardware
  • Electron Beam Welding
  • Experienced orbital and interplanetary propulsion solutions

TEST FACILITIES

  • National Propulsion Test Facility, for thrusters up to 1.5kN
  • High Altitude Propulsion Test Facility
  • Attitude and Reaction Control Testing
  • Small Thruster Test Facility
  • Sea Level Test Facility
  • Vibration and Resonance Testing

QUALITY

  • Certified to AS9100
  • Focused on customer needs
Location

Nammo (UK) Limited Westcott, England, HP18 0XP, United Kingdom

LEROS 4 Interplanetary Engine

The LEROS 4 is a high performance bipropellant engine for deep space missions. The engine can also be used for apogee insertion applications.

Contact

Adam Watts

Strategic and Business Development Manager

MAIL Nammo (UK) Limited, 47 Westcott Venture Park, Westcott, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0XB, United Kingdom.
EMAIL adam.watts@nammo.com
TEL +44 7768 952 290

NAMMO UK WESTCOTT

GENERAL

  • Dedicated, skilled space engineering team
  • Experienced Assembly Integration and Test Team
  • Cleanroom facility for space hardware
  • Electron Beam Welding
  • Experienced orbital and interplanetary propulsion solutions

TEST FACILITIES

  • National Propulsion Test Facility, for thrusters up to 1.5kN
  • High Altitude Propulsion Test Facility
  • Attitude and Reaction Control Testing
  • Small Thruster Test Facility
  • Sea Level Test Facility
  • Vibration and Resonance Testing

QUALITY

  • Certified to AS9100
  • Focused on customer needs
Location

Nammo (UK) Limited Westcott, England, HP18 0XP, United Kingdom

The Nammo Space designed and manufactured 321 second Isp, MON/ Hydrazine apogee engine delivers a thrust of 1000 N.  The Nammo Space LEROS 4 engine has a thrust range between 900 N and 1100N.  This new development is often referred to as the High Thrust Apogee Engine, or HTAE.  The engine is being prepared for its first in-vacuum hotfire tests in the National Space Propulsion Test Facility at Westcott.

The High Thrust Apogee Engine is been designed as a mission enabling, propellant optimizing engine targeted at ESA deep-space Mars-return missions and has undergone extensive development and hotfire testing.  All Nammo apogee engines are hot-fire tested in the UK National Space Propulsion Test Facility at Nammo Westcott.  High altitude testing and Qualification is targeted for 2021.

Performance Characteristics

  • Typical Application Planetary missions, sample return missions
  • Typical Operational Mode Long duration burns, with some pulsing capability
  • Propellant MON-3/MMH
  • Thrust Range 900 N to 1100 N
    202 lbf to 247 lbf
  • Thrust, nominal inlet pressure 1000 N
    225 lbf
  • Mixture Ratio Range 1.5 to 1.8
    Oxidiser to fuel
  • Mixture Ratio 1.65
    at nominal inlet pressure
  • Specific Impulse 321 seconds minimum
  • Total Impulse 13,600,000 Ns
  • Propellant Throughput >4,229 kg
    > 9,323 lb
  • Mission Burn Duration 12,364 seconds
  • Margin on Performance 1.25
  • Inlet Pressure 15.4 bara nominal
    223 psia nominal
  • Restarts Demonstrated 70 off
    with the chamber temperature at <100°C to start, and >1300°C at the end of the test
  • Maximum Duration Single Firing 3,600 seconds
  • Engine Mass 8.41 kg
    18.5 lb +/-10%
  • Nominal Operating Temperature 1350°C
    2,462°F
  • Propellant Temperature Range 0°C to 40°C
    32°F to 104°F
  • Storage Temperature -50°C to +65°C
    -58°F to 149°F
  • Storage Life 4 years
  • Operational Life 19 years
  • Reliability 0.995
  • Valve Type 2 off Solenoid, Single Seat, Redundant Coil
  • Valve Voltage 18 Vdc to 27 Vdc
  • Technology Readiness Level TRL6
    In development

Status

The LEROS 4 is currently going through its qualification test campaign.  Please contact Nammo for further details.