Ursa Major wins hypersonics engine prototype contract

By Tony Bertuca / May 23, 2023 at 12:05 AM
The Air Force Research Lab has awarded Ursa Major a contract to build a prototype storable engine for hypersonic and space launch missions. Under the 12-month, “eight-figure” contract, Ursa Major says it will build and test a prototype of its new 4,000-pound “Draper” engine for hypersonics and further develop its 200,000-pound thrust “Arroway” engine for space launch. Joe Laurienti, founder and chief executive officer of Ursa Major, told Inside Defense in an interview that he believes the contract is...

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