Established in 1946 as the Guided Projectile Establishment (latterly referred to as Royal Ordnance) under the Ministry of Supply, Westcott rapidly became a key site for the research and development of solid and liquid propulsion within the UK.
Today Nammo Westcott, which became part of the Nammo group in 2017, is a major supplier of chemical propulsion to the key spacecraft manufacturers. Our rocket engines and thrusters serve commercial, defence and science markets. In 2016 it was a Nammo Westcott engine that provided the insertion burn to allow NASA’s JUNO spacecraft to successfully enter into orbit around Jupiter.
Nammo Westcott currently has 22 employees and has development, production and test activities in the following areas:
- Hypergolic Bipropellant Apogee Engines
- Hypergolic Bipropellant Attitude Control System Thrusters
- Monopropellant Attitude Control System Thrusters
- Chemical Propulsion Subsystems and components
- Rocket Engine Test Services