Spaceport America has signed an agreement with C6 Launch Systems to provide services, resources and access to the vertical launch sites facilities for testing operations and activities.
C6 Launch Systems plans to begin work at Spaceport America in January 2021. Over a six-week period, the Canadian rocket company will install a new vertical test stand and conduct system integration tests including several engine firings at Spaceport America. These tests will validate the avionics, engine control, ground control and communications subsystems.
C6 builds rockets designed to launch small satellites. Its launch vehicle is purpose-built for a high-cadence, low-cost orbital launch program. Elementary tank architecture, pressurization, and propellant management systems simplify manufacturing and launch operations. Its time-tested engine provides a path to reliable flight performance.
“C6 Launch is a young, innovative company, part of the new frontier of commercial space developments, and a perfect fit for our site,” Scott McLaughlin, Spaceport America’s Interim Executive Director said, “We are glad to play an important role in their growth, and hope to be a partner for many years to come.”
“Spaceport America has been great to work with over the past few months,” said Richard McCammon, President of C6 Launch Systems. “I am truly excited about our new partnership. This integration test is a major milestone for us as we continue to develop our launch vehicle.”