Vector Launch & Ursa Major conclude acceptance testing of 1st Stage engines
Hadley engine testing concluded in anticipation of upcoming National Security Mission
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, MAY 17, 2023 Vector Launch announces today that Ursa Major, a leading
manufacturer of advanced rocket engines, completed acceptance testing of three Hadley 1st Stage engines for
Vector Launchs upcoming National Security Mission. Vector is a responsive launch vehicle solution provider
whose mission is to help solve complex national security challenges facing the intelligence community, the U.S.
Department of Defense and other government agencies.
The acceptance testing was conducted at Ursa Majors state-of-the-art facility in Colorado, where engines are
rigorously tested to ensure they meet the highest standards of safety, reliability, and performance.
"Ursa Major is committed to delivering the highest quality propulsion systems, and acceptance testing is one of
the ways we maintain a high standard" said Brad Appel, CTO of Ursa Major. "We're excited to see our engines
fly as part of this important upcoming mission."
“The engines developed by Ursa Major are designed to be highly efficient and reliable, with advanced features
that make them ideal for use in applications that require the utmost in performance and safety,” said Vector
Launch CTO Jeff Lane. They have a proven track record of developing innovative and reliable propulsion
systems, and this latest achievement proves their commitment to excellence and dedication to meeting the
needs of their customers.
The upcoming Vector Launch national security mission will rely on Ursa Major's engines, and the company is
confident they will perform within mission specifications. The successful completion of acceptance testing is a
major milestone for Vector, and we look forward to conducting a successful launch for our customer,” said
Robert Spalding, Vector Launch CEO.
Vector Launch's primary mission is to solve complex national security challenges facing the intelligence
community, US Department of Defense and other government agencies.
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Ursa Major is America's leading privately funded company focusing solely on rocket propulsion, bringing high-
performance, staged combustion engines to market for space launch and hypersonic applications. Ursa Major
customers, ranging from "New Space" startups to enterprise-level aerospace leaders and the U.S. government,
get to flight faster, more reliably, and cost-effectively. The company employs the most sought-after engineers
from top space programs and universities and is backed by world-class investors, including XN and Explorer 1
Fund. Headquartered in Berthoud, Colorado, Ursa Major was named one of the best places to work by Built in
Colorado three years in a row.
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