MISSION & VISION
Equatorial Space was founded in 2017 with a singular vision - to make space launch as safe and efficient as possible.
We turn this vision into reality using our proprietary propulsion technology.
We are your gateway to space.
THE GAME CHANGER IS HERE
Hybrid Rocket Propulsion
Hybrid rockets use a combination of liquid oxidizer and solid fuel, a non-explosive combination that simplifies the design compared to traditional propulsion systems. While the potential of hybrid propulsion has been well known, they were always hindered by the poor performance of traditionally available solid fuels which made them inefficient and unstable. We solved that, and are here to change the launch business forever.
Hybrid propulsion is non-explosive, making it safe to manufacture, store and transport.
Hybrids can be throttled, shut down and restarted, being useable in a variety of situations.
Hybrids feature drastically reduced complexity compared to other kinds of rockets.
Safety and simplicity leads to reduction in costs for R&D and manufacturing, making space access affordable.
THE ULTIMATE ROCKET FUEL
HRF-1 is a solid fuel composition proprietary to Equatorial Space Systems. HRF-1 and its derivative versions provide high regression rates, allowing high-thrust solutions with simple port configurations. The fuel is structurally stable in flight conditions, and delivers specific impulse comparable to that of contemporary liquid oxygen and kerosene liquid rocket engines. Test flown for the first time on 21st December 2020 in Perak, Malaysia, the HRF-1 fuel is non-explosive and hence safe to manufacture, store and transport.
HRF-1 Qualification Flights
Mid Altitude Demonstrator
Date: Q2 2022
Peak Velocity: Mach 3.5
Average Thrust: 9kN
Launch Site: TBC, USA
Technology Readiness Level: 7
The MAD mission will be the first supersonic test of the HRF-1AL solid fuel and cNOX propellant combination prior its deployment on commercial launch platforms, and is slated for launch mid-2022 from a US launch site.
Low Altitude Demonstrator
Date: 21 Dec 2020
Peak Velocity: Mach 0.8
Peak Thrust: 600N
Launch Site: Perak, Malaysia
Technology Readiness Level: 5
The LAD vehicle was the first in-flight demonstration of the HRF-1 solid fuel, as well as the first commercial rocket launch in Southeast Asia, featuring international cooperation during Covid- 19 Pandemic.
Powered by the HRF-1AL
Designed for the DORADO suborbital rocket, the H300 features a helium pressurizing system to deliver a Chilled Nitrous Oxide (cNOX) into the motor that uses HRF-1AL solid fuel. This allows densification of the oxidizer to a level comparable to liquid oxygen, while averting the costs & challenges associated with handling of a cryogenic oxidizer.
The H700 is designed for both the first and the second stages of the VOLANS launch vehicle.Additionally the H700 features an innovative delivery pump, the eRAVEN, which increases the oxidizer supply pressure to increase the engine performance.