Aeroscience Corporation (eAc) was incorporated in 1994 and
in the development, fabrication, and testing of innovative Nitrous
Oxide and Liquid Oxygen hybrid rocket motors for sounding rockets,
tactical missiles, small orbital launch vehicles, and space
tourism applications. In addition, eAc conducts R&D for governmental
applications, focusing on the rapid development of functional
hardware. eAc was formed to develop and commercialize safe and
environmentally friendly Hybrid Propulsion Technology and apply
those technologies to end products.
eAc's philosophy has focused on flight hardware and high volume
designs. eAc has recorded over 1,000 hybrid firings since its
creation, demonstrating up to 50 second burn times, over 11,000
lb. thrust levels, and throttling capabilities from 0 to 100%.
eAc founders fired some of the first Nitrous oxide/HTPB hybrids
in early 1989 and flew the worlds first Nitrous oxide hybrid
rocket in 1994.
In 1996, eAc developed the Hyperion I series of sounding rockets,
which became the first hybrids to be flown from a NASA facility.
A total of four Hyperions were flown from the Wallops Flight
Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. Two of these were fully
fueled flights that reached 119,800 ft. and 110,000 ft. as confirmed
by radar skin track.
eAc has performed advanced research for DARPA and the Air Force
Rocket Labs in many propulsion related fields including fuel/oxidizer
turbo pumps, high-density Hydroxyl Ammonium Nitrate hybrids,
and packetized oxidizers. Our research in phenolic-based composite
graphite nozzles has led to the development of a cost efficient
and durable design that has been ground tested and deemed flight