Ukrainian rocket company Promin Aerospace announced the signing of a memorandum with the Atlantic Spaceport Consortium (ASC). Recently it became one of the most discussed events.
The rocket company’s main goal is to get a safe and reliable launch location from which to quickly produce new iterations of its developments and prepare for the commercial phase of the product. Now with a reliable partner like ASC nearby, the Ukrainian company Promin Aerospace can offer customers plans to get their cargo into orbit.
The co-founder of Promin Aerospace states that for the company it is one of the most important and key steps in the development of the aerospace start-up. Moreover, the CEO of the Ukrainian company is confident that ASC is just that very partner with whom it will be possible to finalize the proposal for customers and to ensure the smooth operation of the rocket launch.
Moreover, the company noted the cooperation with Promin Aerospace, based in the Azores, would enable ASC to better meet the customers’ requirements and adapt its services and operational processes for new launches of the rocket.
Promin Aerospace’s new rocket offers to launch small payloads into orbit and serve the suborbital and orbital launch markets. Thanks to its technology, Promin Aerospace can guarantee environmental and human safety for rocket launches, ensuring that safe payloads are carried into orbit.
The Ukrainian aerospace startup, founded in 2021, is developing an ultralight rocket that has raised $500,000 from the Ukrainian fund QPDigital. Promin Aerospace proposes to develop the smallest solid-propellant rocket capable of placing a payload in orbit. This will be provided by a unique engine that, during flight, burns a rigid fuel rod and is at the same time the rocket body.
Now Promin Aerospace focuses on customers from Europe only, but the team is sure that its client base will soon include people from all over the world. Right now it is working more with research centers and private companies that need to test systems and electronics.
The ASC is working to develop launch site options on islands in the Atlantic Ocean. By removing launch sites from inhabited areas, the ASC seeks to ease the logistical burden on launch vehicle suppliers. The consortium will also provide the necessary infrastructure, support equipment and means to integrate payloads and ensure the smooth operation of launch facilities.
Very soon Ukrainian Promin Aerospace will test the new engine, which, in turn, should increase the reliability of the device and reduce the overall weight of the structure. The first flight is scheduled for 2023, and in 2025 there is every chance of the first orbital flight by a nanosatellite rocket.