At the UK Space Conference in July 2013, Tranquility Aerospace and Uchusen announced a novel collaboration project for 2013-2015 around Tranquility Aerospace’s Devon One reusable rocket project. Uchusen’s latest in-house engineering work this year was presented, including original nanosatellite sensor boards development, a fully integrated autonomous minidrone prototype, and associated flight data from multiple low-level flight tests.
As Tranquility Aerospace finalises its first engine prototype, Uchusen’s role is to help develop high-precision flight control systems for the liquid rocket propulsion system, as well as nanosatellite sensor systems for future payload deployment into Low Earth Orbit (LEO). If all goes well, a first integrated hover test is currently planned for Summer 2014, followed with a trial launch in 2015.
About Tranquility Aerospace
Tranquility Aerospace Ltd. design, manufactures and assembly for the space industry and is currently developing its own launch vehicle, so as to provide a full turn-key solution to our customers. Website: www.tranquilityaerospace.com
Uchusen is the world’s first dronesat systems developer, based in London and Berlin. We design, develop and integrate minidrone and nanosat systems for spaceborne activities. Website: www.uchusencompany.com
[image credits: (all images) Uchusen Company; (excl. bottom-right image) Tranquility Aerospace Ltd]