I got pneumonia last week working in the bitter Wyoming cold with our team to get our rocket engine on the test stand and hotfire-tested, further proving our environmentally-friendly propulsion technology. The Aphelion Aerospace team was dedicated and heroic in very challenging conditions. I couldn’t be more proud of everyone, especially Eduardo and Juan. This sets the stage for the next phase of our development and good to finally get it behind us.
A few scenes from Aphelion’s propulsion system testing this week at our propulsion partner Frontier Astronautics testing facility. We conducted ignition tests of our rocket engine without the thrust chamber attached in order to refine the sequencing of valves and timing of the fuel and oxidizer flows. We had nominal results and will be firing the complete engine next week!