Mission & Vision
Equatorial Space was formed in 2017 with a singular vision - to make space launch as safe and efficient as possible.
Using our proprietary propulsion technology, we aim to make this vision a reality.
We are your gateway to space.
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.
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.
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 and challenges associated with handling of a cryogenic oxidizer.
Meet the Team
Leadership & Executives
Chief Executive Officer, Founder
Simon founded Equatorial Space in 2017, overseeing the overall strategy, business development and marketing.
Chief Technical Officer
Jamie has 30 years of experience in rocket vehicle development and is the inventor of the HRF-1 solid rocket propellant.
Praveen Ganapathi Perumal
Chief Operating Officer
Praveen is experienced in supply chain management, aerospace technologies and composites.