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.


The Technology

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. 


Powered by the HRF-1AL

H300 Motor

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

Simon Gwozdz

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Simon founded Equatorial Space in 2017, overseeing the overall strategy, business development and marketing.

Jamie Anderson

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.


Mentors & Advisors

Marcelo Martinez

Marcelo has 40 years experience in UAV and suborbital rocket programs and flight dynamics.

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Flight Dynamics

Glenn Haskins

Guidance, Navigation and Control

Glenn is one of the top experts in guidance, navigation and control system development, testing and commissioning.

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Carlos O. Maidana

Carlos has expertise in orbital mechanics, satellite and suborbital payload development and testing.

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Mission Planning and Payload Development

Sandip Dasgupta

Space Avionics and Hardware

Sandip's vast experience in electronics engineering earned him a position at NASA JPL, where he worked on the Curiosity Mars Rover.

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Tan Cheng Hai

Cheng Hai spent his illustrious career involved in a number of government and commercial space tech projects, as well as downstream data use.

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Singapore Space Ecosystem