Firms team up to power new age of steam in space

Two hi-tech Westcott based companies are working together to develop steam technology for satellites.

Westcott BIC incubatees SteamJet Space Systems and Total Carbide will work together on producing a steam-fuelled propulsion system which will be used on small satellites including miniature CubeSats.

The companies met at the monthly Space Innovators networking event at the Westcott Space Cluster and realised their technologies had real synergy. As a result, Total Carbide, which specialises in highly durable tungsten carbide manufacturing, will support the production of SteamJet’s innovative propulsion system, believed to be the first of its kind in Europe.

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