Welcome to the Future of Commercial Space Launch
While other rocket companies have their sights set on lofty goals of colonization and manned flight, ours are closer to home. We want rocket launches to be safe as an airline flight and cost a fraction of the price of a current launch. We’ve accomplished that with our patent-pending STAR-3D hybrid rocket engines. We’re well on our way to making our dream a reality. Just since Spring 2017, we’ve accomplished:
30 successful sub-scale engine tests – zero failures
A US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to conduct 5000lbf hybrid-rocket engine tests (first test scheduled March 2019)
numerous Letters of Intent from small-scale satellite companies to place their satellites into orbit, equating to tens of millions of dollars in revenue
FDOT grant applications endorsed by Space Florida for construction of our production facility in 2019 Selected launch site at Cape Canaveral, FL
We’re currently raising $5.7M in Series A Preferred Stock to commercialize our STAR-3D hybrid-rocket engines. With this full funding, we can complete prototyping of our engines, accomplish our DARPA testing, and launch our first sounding rockets.
It’s simple. The biggest and most expensive hurdle in space launch is the rocket engine. Liquid rockets are complex, unreliable and expensive – hence the term, “This isn’t rocket science.” Solid rockets can’t be throttled and need special handling to prevent premature detonation.
Hybrids have long been known to be the answer, but no one could get them to work reliably. Over the decades, scientists have experimented with different materials and different manufacturing methods, but we’ve cracked the code!
Our unique 3D printing technology (patent pending) creates a solid fuel grain that burns smoothly and reliably every time. As for the materials, we use nitrous oxide and ABS plastic – or, as our engineers say, “Laughing gas and Legos.”
Can you transport a rocket motor in a pickup? How about on an airplane? We can and we do! But when combined under specific conditions, we create the explosive thrust to reach orbit.
You have complete control from startup to shut down. Enjoy the flexibility of liquid engines with the power of solid boosters and the safety of hybrid technology.
Our rocket motors cost a fraction of any solid or liquid engine. With Rocket Crafters for launch, you can put your budget into your real interest – your satellites or experiments.
Consistent, smooth, powerful burns time after time. We’ve not had a bad test yet. And with fewer moving parts needed for a hybrid, there’s less that can go wrong on launch day.
No matter how good the technology is, a strong company depends on excellent people. Founded in 2010, Rocket Crafters Incorporated (RCI) has gathered a team of the brightest engineers along with space and missile experts in the civilian and military worlds and even an astronaut. Located in Cocoa, Florida, Rocket Crafters is the first and only rocket motor company to be allowed a testing facility within city limits. (How’s that for trust in our technology?)
RCI is taking rocket technology where no one has gone before. Here’re are just a few ways we’re changing the game:
The coolest motors, hot off the printers. With 3-D printing, our solid components guarantee a smooth burn every time.
Truly “Green” launch. Yes, we are eco-friendly. Our burn process converts plastic into steam.
Prices to match your priorities. You want to put your money into the what matters – your satellites or experiments. Our launches cost a fraction of our competitor’s prices.
Contact us about investing!
Need a Sounding Rocket?
We’re planning a sounding rocket test for late summer 2019 and exploring additional sounding rockets. If inexpensive sounding rockets interest you, contact us.
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First launch of the Intrepid-1 is planned for Q3 2020.
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