The aerospace company Isar Aerospace has commissioned Kraftanlagen and ECM with part of the planning, engineering and mechanical services for the launch pad of its “Spectrum” launcher, whose first test flight
will take place from Norway.
T he Kraftanlagen Group is involved in a new space project. Munich-based satellite launch service provider Isar Aerospace, one of Europe’s leading commercial space companies, has raised a further €155 million from private investors in a new financing round. The company is now implementing its plan to create a flexible and cost-effective option for launching small- and medium-sized satellites into orbit from Europe with its Spectrum launch vehicle. The company is currently finalising the launch infrastructure for its Spectrum launcher on the Norwegian island of Andøya together with Andøya Space, with the first flight planned for later this year.
Kraftanlagen Group assists with planning, fabrication and installation
Kraftanlagen Energies & Services and its engineering subsidiary ECM are providing part of the planning, engineering and mechanical services for the test and launch infrastructure at Andøya. In this context, ECM is working with Isar Aerospace on the planning, manufacture and assembly of various systems relevant to the final tests before and during the launch. Isar Aerospace has started the production of the launch vehicle for the first flight and at the same time started the qualification phase of the systems.
Sebastian Moser, Project Manager at Kraftanlagen: “Participation in the Isar Aerospace project offers a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to the future development of European space travel. As Kraftanlagen Energies & Services, we are demonstrating our willingness to break new ground and develop further in the space industry. I am proud to see how we are taking on complex challenges and applying our expertise. By taking on such new challenges, we are continuously expanding our competencies in the areas of innovation, complexity and versatility.”
Alfons Weber, CEO of Kraftanlagen Group: “We are pleased to be part of the dynamic development of a new, privately financed high technology in Germany, which has the potential to make European space travel more independent and successful in the long term. We are proud to be able to contribute our know-how to the new rocket programme.”
Mario Vouilleme, Head of Business Unit Industry, Kraftanlagen Energies & Services: “The cooperation with Isar Aerospace is another attractive project for our Burghausen site. It is our ambition to play an active role in the development of our beautiful region through the jobs we create here”.
The "Spectrum" launch vehicle is scheduled to fly for the first time at the end of this year. Kraftanlagen is involved in the construction of the launch facility in Norway. (Image: Isar Aerospace)
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