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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)
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

Nucleus Sounding Rocket

The Nucleus Sounding Rocket is designed and manufactured by Nammo Space at the Raufoss facility. Nucleus utilises the Andøya Space Centre Hotel payload module.

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 has developed and flown the NUCLEUS SOUNDING ROCKET.  The highly successful maiden flight was witnesses by many on 27th September 2018, from the Andøya Space Centre in northern Norway.  Starting from the baseline of a flight proven sounding rocket, the Nucleus product line is being developed to deliver experiments and spacecraft to an apogee of up to 1000 km.  Each of the Nucleus products is planned to be a single stage delivery system.

Nucleus SC is the Standard Configuration which is ready for procurement.  At the core of this vehicle is the Unitary Motor 1 [UM1], which delivers 30 kN of thrust and a low energy environment when compared to the solid propulsion solution.  Nucleus NEO is currently in development and is being designed to give an additional 50% payload capacity, which can be delivered to a higher altitude.

The final version of this workhorse, Nucleus XL, will come on stream in 2027 and will be aimed at insertion into a 1000 km apogee, with 150 kg nominal payload mass.  This performance will be achieved with the upgraded UM2 engine, at 100 kN of thrust.  The UM2 engine will also be one of the building blocks for the NorthStar nano-Launcher.

Performance Characteristics

  • Total lift-off mass (wet) 820 kg
  • Overall Vehicle Length 9.5 m
  • Payload Diameter 360 mm
  • Nominal Payload Length 2 m
  • Engine Mass 165 kg including fuel cartridge
    363 lbs including fuel cartridge
  • Total Payload Module Mass 70 kg
    including service module and fairing
  • Apogee 100 km
    The maiden flight reached 107 km
  • Number of Stages 1
  • Propulsion Unit Powered by 30 kN hybrid engine
    The engine is referred to as the Unitary Motor, UM1.
  • Engine Type 87.5% H2O2-HTPB hybrid
  • Stage Propellant Feed Pressure fed
  • Stage Peak Acceleration < 7 g
  • Stage burn time 40 seconds
  • Spin Rate < 4.6 Hz
  • Spin Stabilisation Yes
  • Video Channels 4 off
  • Downlink System 2x 5W S-Band RF links 3,3Mbit PCM data stream Analog video stream
  • Instruments On-board Magnetometers, accelerometers, Camera, IMU, Baroswitches, Temperature, Pressure
  • Technology Readiness Level TRL8

Status

Nammo is ready to take account of customer needs and requests for tailored specifications and unique performance needs.