French start-up selects Cryomec tech for orbital launcher


The French developer of nanosatellites launch services, Venture Orbital Systems (Venture) will use Fives Cryomec (Fives) LABS technology to test the Navier Mk2 engine that is set to power its Zephyr orbital launcher.

Announced earlier this month, the agreement will see cryogenics specialist Fives supplying the technology to support the Zephyr micro launcher – a launcher that is designed to put small satellites into orbit. 

Used for a range of applications including climate change data collection and to improve telecommunication and navigation systems, these satellites, known as CubeSats or nanosats, are quicker and cheaper to build than conventional satellites. 

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