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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

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

Why does a Supersonic Car need a Space Rocket Motor?

How can a car possibly not be fast enough when it already has a jet engine from a fighter aircraft?

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

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
Thorstein Korsvold, 1 December, 2019

As the Bloodhound chief engineer puts it, the problem with a jet engine is the big frontal area needed for the jet intake. It’s more efficient to have a rocket motor. And the world’s fastest car cannot use just any rocket motor, it will be using a space rocket motor provided by Nammo.

“The rocket motor we are using is a space rocket”, says Chapman.

The Bloodhound LSR (Land Speed Record) conducted its first high-speed test runs at Hakskeenpan, South Africa in November 2019. At this stage, the car was using a jet motor, but the team hopes to be able to return to South Africa later – this time with the Nammo rocket installed – and beat the world land speed record!

Watch as Mark Chapman explains how it will all come together.

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Thorstein Korsvold