Engineering prototype of the Stage 2 Prime rocket which will use clean-burning, renewable bio-propane that reduces carbon emissions by 90% compared with standard kerosene-based rocket fuels. Prime is designed to leave no orbital debris
Orbex’s 3-D printed rocket engine is uniquely manufactured in a single piece, which reduces the risk of weak points vulnerable to extreme temperature and pressure fluctuations. It weighs 7.5 kilos but can lift 3.5 tonnes
Carbon fibre winding machine that will be used to make super-light fuel tanks at the Forres facility
Bank of screens at mission control desk in Forres HQ
Today we get the first look inside a working rocket factory in Scotland.
The behind-the-scenes visit at Forres in Moray shows how space company Orbex is creating the next generation of renewable-fuelled orbital launch vehicles.