C6 Launch Successfully Completes Engine Integration Test Campaign
SIERRA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO — The C6 Launch team successfully completed the Systems Integration Engine Test (SIET) campaign, showcasing a full engine ignition, throttling, gimbaling and shutdown. Taking place at Spaceport America during April 2021, the test campaign validated key launch vehicle design capabilities, allowing the team to move one step closer to space as a global leader in dedicated satellite launch.
The test campaign’s objective was to demonstrate the full integration of all launch vehicle systems including avionics, communications, ground station, fluid systems, engine and more, with the use of a purpose-built vertical engine test stand. This campaign allowed for many other system integration validations via multiple cold-flow tests and rigorous avionics testing.
The team is now looking forward to building on these successes and working towards the next steps with all partners involved.
About C6 Launch Systems
Small Payloads – On Time. On Target. C6 Launch Systems is a Canadian-based space technology company developing a dedicated small-sat launch capability to place payloads up to 50kg to a nominal 600 km orbit. Small-sat game changers, first movers and those with urgent operational requirements can deploy payloads where they want, when they want without compromising their orbit or mission. The C6 rocket utilizes proven, best-in-class capabilities from the engine to the deployer, with integration and other technologies from C6’s talented, expert team of space engineers. C6 is led by veteran entrepreneur Richard McCammon. For more information visit www.c6launch.ca