Engine Test Roundup for Q2 2023
Test data volume and diversity is the key to making rocket propulsion more reliable, accessible, and less expensive. Ursa Major’s facility houses the country’s most efficient propulsion innovation and production ecosystem, with design, engineering, production, and testing in one place.
This spring, we focused on ongoing development testing of the 5,000-pound-thrust Hadley engine. We apply learnings from Hadley’s deep manufacturing and testing heritage to Draper, the 4,000-pound-thrust storable engine we’re developing under a contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory.
seconds of engine runtime on the test stand
Average number of tests per days worked
Total number of tests at our facility in the quarter
Stand A: 2,117 seconds
Stand B: 3,957 seconds
Stand C: 4,786 seconds
Qualification: 3,583 seconds
Development: 4,491 seconds
Engine Acceptance: 2,786 seconds