- The Nucleus sounding rocket was launched on September 27, 2018 from Andøya Space Center in Northern Norway.
- Nucleus is the first sounding rocket built and designed in Norway with a Norwegian rocket motor and payload.
- Nammo has made and assembled the rocket at its Raufoss headquarters. But the project is also a cooperation with ESA, the Norwegian Space Center (Norsk Romsenter) and Andøya Space Center.
- The hybrid motor on the Nucleus is very different from traditional solid-fueled rockets. Whereas the latter burn until the fuel is used up, a hybrid rocket motor can be throttled, switched on or off, effectively controlling thrust and allowing for completely different flight patterns (like horizontal flight).
- The Nucleus has a thrust of about 30KN (3 tons).
- The rocket is about 9m long, and weighs 800kg.
- A larger, satellite-carrying-version can be scaled up to about 75-100KN.