Graphene Innovations Manchester and Space Engine Systems to collaborate on graphene-enhanced hypersonic applications for space travel

UK-based Graphene Innovations Manchester (GIM) and Space Engine Systems (SES) from Canada have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in various areas of SES’s Hello series of Aerospace and Space vehicles, focusing on using graphene for hypersonic applications.

GIM is working on the development and commercialization of advanced graphene-based solutions for composites, particularly in Graphene Space Habitat,
and also Type V hydrogen storage tanks. GIM is the largest Tier 1 partner in the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) at the University of Manchester.


Dr. Vivek Koncherry, Chief Executive Officer, said: "We welcome this opportunity to work with SES on this exciting project. SES is at the forefront of space applications that can be applied in the Aerospace and Defence markets. This collaboration will demonstrate the benefits of graphene and other advanced, two-dimensional materials in these sectors. GIM has a highly skilled R&D team with special expertise in incorporating graphene-based materials into polymers and composites to enable multifunctionality like thermal management, radiation shielding, hydrogen storage, stealth, etc.".

Prof James Baker, CEO of GEIC, said: “There is clear evidence of applications of graphene in aerospace and space sectors that are ready to be exploited. This is the dawn of a new graphene age in space applications.”

Space Engine Systems (SES) has operations in Canada and now also at Cornwall, UK under Space Engine Systems Limited (UK entity) is delighted to be working with Graphene Innovations Manchester who are pioneers in Graphene technology across multiple applications. SES projects will extend to Ministry of Defense, Space products, Aerospace, and other sectors. SES is an AS 9100 (Aerospace) certified and Controlled Goods Program (CGP) registered company.
"SES is the lowest cost trucking company to anywhere in space including the Lunar Mission. We will land humans on the moon and are striving hard to achieve that as quickly as possible. Lowest cost, speed to market and reliability are our focus", says Pradeep Dass, President & CTO of Space Engine Systems. "We build everything ourselves including the DASS GNX Engine (Turbo ram Jet) and the Hello series airframe for hypersonic flights".

SES is already taking orders for 2025 pay-load launches, suborbital and orbital human flights. Human space flights are anticipated to commence after the successful completion of subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic trials from the US and Cornwall, UK subject to regulatory approvals. Additionally, It is in the process of pursuing authorization for hypersonic flight testing in the UK. 

Pradeep Dass added: "All our Hello series vehicles are piloted with unmanned option. In line with our expansion strategy, we are set to establish multiple
facilities in the United States in 2024. Please visit us at the Farnborough air show this year at the Cornwall Booth". 

Posted: Feb 15,2024 by Roni Peleg