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Gravitilab and the National Composites Centre to Design New Composite Structures for Suborbital Launch Vehicles August 16 2021

2021 Composites Market Update 32

Gravitilab is working with the National Composites Centre (NCC), part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, on the analysis and design of new composite flight structures for Gravitilab’s fleet of suborbital launch vehicles.

Gravitilab provides the world’s most sustainable suborbital launch technology with their unique, reusable rockets and more environment-friendly hybrid propellants that deliver sustained and stable microgravity conditions for space hardware and scientific research campaigns.

Composite materials are known for their low mass and high strength characteristics, making them the ideal solution to optimize Gravitilab’s vehicle fleet. Working with the Defense and Space team at the National Composites Centre, the Gravitilab team is investigating, designing and trialing a carbon fiber propellant tank which also forms part of the outer skin of the launch, thereby reducing complexity and mass. Approximately, 30% of the rocket is composites – a sector first, and Gravitilab has plans to increase this in later versions, assuming performance targets are achieved.

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