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Eit norsk romfartseventyr @ First Tuesday Bergen


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Eit norsk romfartseventyr

Fortelle bakgrunnen og historien til selskapet og gründeren, kvifor og korleis det blei stifta. Litt om utviklinga til selskapet, teamet bak og om produkta det jobbes med. Fortelja om korleis dei har jobba so langt, korleis det er under endring, kva dei gjer vidare no, kven dei samarbeider med. Vil fortelja om partnerselskap med Rocketstar LLC frå New York som utvikler rakettmotorer.

Kristoffer Liland er direktør for Ripple Aerospace AS, han er gründer av selskapet og har ledet selskapet frå si byrjing i januar 2014 til i dag. Iløpet av denne tida har han samla eit team på 14 menneske som har hjulpet frivillig å byggja eit selskap i ein industri utanom det vanlege. Kristoffer fullfører for augeblikket mastergrad i innovasjon og kunnskapsutvikling.

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Eit norsk romfartseventyr @ First Tuesday Bergen

  1. 1. Eit norsk romeventyr
  2. 2. Background International team: 14 members in total Four in America, two in the EU, one in Australia and the remainder in Norway Expertise ranging from financial, marketing, innovation, to systems engineering, space propulsion systems, aerospace engineering and corrosion engineering.
  3. 3. Origins Master Thesis Mars Settlement Research Organization Contacted SpaceX re/thesis Sea Dragon Project Meeting under the Saturn V Bringing space to Norway
  4. 4. How have we worked Integrated operations Leadership by permission Specialized Tasks between team members - Stewardship - Individual, voluntary contributions
  5. 5. Distance to Realization SpaceX → 6 years to launch 1st orbital rocket (2002-08) → 20 successful orbital launches since 2006 Rocket Lab → 2 years to launch 1st suborbital rocket (150 km) (2007-09) → 8 years expected till 1st commercial orbital launch (2007-15) Firefly → 4 years expected till 1st orbital launch (2014-18) Once funding is provided, successful launch systems can be developed in a time frame of 5 to 10 years.
  6. 6. Next steps R&D with Teknova w/ possible inclusion of Rocketstar LLC
  7. 7. Reception Norwegian Media Attention Positive Social Media Appeal Being reached out by aerospace consulting firms and smaller companies to gather partnerships and joint development of systems
  8. 8. History of Sea Launch Robert Truax- Founder of Sea Launch Vehicles Sea Dragon Project (Sea Bee, Sea Horse, Excalibur) Successful Sea Launch Test Launches conducted by Truax and Aerojet. Over 120 Successful test launches of smaller scaled systems. Aerojet-General, NASA Future Projects Branch (1963-1977) Contracted Todds Shipyards to conduct the feasibility of producing rockets in shipyard. Proved economically viable and meets demands of mass manufacturing. Simplified Rocketry Systems to launch super heavy launch capability. (500 tons to Low Earth Orbit) Truax Engineering (1980s) Continued Testing of Sea Launch in joint effort with US Army and US Navy NASA Direct Group, Leviathan proposal (2011) Brought forward as an immediate solution to replace the Space Shuttle by following the principles of the Sea Dragon study.
  9. 9. The Sea Serpent Rocket Initial Version: -2000 kg Payload to Low-Earth Orbit Other orbits as well as Interplanetary Destinations available Two Stage to Orbit System Majority Reusable System Launching from water Aerospike Engines Ballast system Scalable Launch System
  10. 10. Maritime Manufacturing Building Rockets like Ships Utilizing traditional construction methods Maritime Companies accustomed to larger scale projects Allows for quick assembly of launch system components Rockets in Months rather than years to meet high demand of space industry Bulk manufacturing (mass production capability to meet the demand of industry) Reusability of Stages Designed to endure exposure on the seas and extreme environments of space multiple times Recovery and recheck of components for several launches before complete overhaul of launch system.
  11. 11. Existing Workforce and Infrastructure Emphasis on a verified concept Logistic supply chain for megascale engineering projects as is from maritime companies. Easily capable of meeting demands of rockets whose average tonnage is dwarfed by everyday ship based construction Propellants, Pressure Gases and Oxidizer Supply Supply Ships and Control/Patrol Craft Existing Infrastructure for Space Systems development and Testing (Andøya, NASAs own test-facilities, ESA, Norsk Romsenter) Existing available workforce (under threat) Laying off of thousands of engineers from the oil/energy industry as of Fall 2015 that are competent by education and work experience to transition
  12. 12. Launch System Development Progress: Propulsion System Propulsion System Highlight In development by Rocketstar LLC (New York), first engine tests began this month at NASAs Kennedy Space Center High Level Requirement in progress at Rocketstar allows for multi-tasking ability as a company to pursue parallel objectives of importance. Successful 1,136 kg (11 KN) Hot Test Firings conducted at NASAs Kennedy Space Center. . Aerospike Requirements for Sea Serpent Launch Vehicle is 1000- 1250KN - Rocketstar plans a 2200 KN capable engine Pre-Phase Alpha Studies concluded. Phase-A study of rocket ongoing in regards to launch system development and market analysis
  13. 13. Launch System Development Progress Continued Beginning Process Flow to develop more detailed static displays of launch system. Trade Studies ongoing for mid-level requirement systems. Examples: -Interstage Design -Reaction Control Systems -Flight Instruments -Parachutes Fine tuning the flexibility of the rocket to meet various mission requirements for beyond Low Earth Orbit missions. -First Stage Guaranteed reusable after each mission -Modified second stage expendability for SSO, GTO and Beyond missions -Improving internal design systems for quick assembly and breakdown effectiveness to allow for overhaul
  14. 14. Current Status of Company Working on government funding opportunities to reach near term goals and testing ahead of schedule. Offices in Pittsburgh, USA and Kristiansand, Norway Consistently recruiting new members of diverse skill sets Shifting from individual responsibilities to allocated team efforts