Flight Tests For Vortex Rocket Combustion

By Frank Morring
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology

November 05, 2012
Frank Morring, Jr. Washington

An innovative combustion-chamber setup that was flight-tested last month could cut the cost of rocket engines by eliminating the need for regenerative cooling.

Orbital Technologies Corp. (Orbitec), a Madison, Wis.-based space-technology company, flight-tested a version of the 30,000-lb.-thrust liquid-propellant rocket engine it is developing for the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Upper Stage Engine Program (Ausep) and other in-space applications.

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