Launch Services

Our suborbital launch system is turnkey, meaning we do most of the work to conduct your mission, whether with your rocket or with ours. Our Mustang™ rocket, however, is a great choice as a test platform because of the high flight accuracy delivered by our launch system. Moreover, the Mustang's payload bay has a diameter that is 1-1/2 times the motor diameter so you get a lot of volume to work with over a typical rocket.

Smaller Mustang rockets provide a cost-effective platform for environments testing because we can dial-in test conditions from 5 to 50 Gs. Our precision flight model means we can pull the Mustang's tares from your test data, which also makes the Mustang a great test platform for testing new propulsion systems under real flight conditions.

While our launch system is a complete and well-integrated system for launching rockets, its modular design lets us provide a number of high-end services to suite your mission needs. The following are just some of our specialties.

Meteorology

We can deploy meteorological instruments on the airfield or at the launch pad. Our systems have the versatility for flight-testing aerospace vehicles from small UAVs flying in the atmospheric boundary layer to high-altitude operations of aircraft, balloons and rockets with profiling up to 100,000 ft. Varied data sources can be combined in realtime to suit mission requirements, with onsite 3D visualization to enhance decision making.

Flight Modeling, Simulation & Analyses

Our core specialty is the modeling, simulation, and analysis of flight vehicles. We have modeled nearly every class of flight vehicle. We can ingest data you have and estimate what you don't have to predict the flight of your vehicle or a specialized version of ours.

Software Development

Our core enabler is our ability to create and maintain highly sophisticated engineering software in modern languages and architectures. Our skills can be applied to your software projects as well, whether you have 3rd-party efforts or your legacy works need conversion to modern languages, model-knowledge recapture, and documentation.

Systems Engineering

Our core management skills come from practicing lean systems engineering (LSE). We can help you manage complex projects from requirements gathering to test-planning and support. We practice what we preach, applying LSE to all of our internal projects.

Wind Tunnel Testing

We own and operate our own research-grade low-speed wind tunnel, which is extremely versatile, providing a cost-effective test solution from aircraft to road vehicles.

  • Wind turbine research

  • High-angle-of-attack research

  • Aerodynamics of small and micro UAVs

  • Assessing stability and performance of vehicle modifications

  • Subsonic aerodynamics of rockets, buoyant craft, and other tubular forms

  • Variable length test section is applicable to wind effects over terrain and structures

 

The first two videos are from Dr. W. Gutman, New Mexico Spaceport Authority; and the 3rd is from Jim & Deborah Perry

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