Bearings for rocket propulsion engine
The Engineering Network Ltd
Posted to News on 7th Dec 2023, 13:01

Bearings for rocket propulsion engine

Bearings for rocket propulsion engine

Carter Manufacturing is sponsoring ‘Launch Canada 2023’ competition; its partnership with the successful launch of the first project has been arranged through Carter’s US-based facility which is sponsoring ‘Launch Canada’ on a non-profit basis.

Carter’s experience in developing and supplying bearings for cryogenic applications has proven to be extremely helpful to the Launch Canada Group, helping to guide the next generation of students towards successful launches of aircraft using ‘greener energy’ solutions.

Erick Sloan, chief operating officer of Carter Americas, comments: “We are supplying bearings for a LOX-Kerosene engine which has been designed to perform under extreme conditions including exposure to Liquid Oxygen (LOX) in the turbo pump. Ensuring bearings exceed expectations in extreme environments requires cutting-edge bearing engineering knowledge along with outstanding manufacturing capabilities and materials.”

The Launch Canada 2023 competition was held in September at Timmins in Ontario with 18 student teams participating and several hundred students attending, supported by industry sponsors including Pratt and Whitney, MDA, along with provincial and municipal politicians and speakers from leading Canadian and International associations.

Adam Trumpour, a propulsion specialist with Launch Canada, commented: “This year we significantly expanded our activities, partnering with Mattagami First Nation holding a series of outreach events with local students, including the obligatory model rocket launches.

“This was the first time students could engage with the aerospace industry demonstrating their rocket engine projects, including one with a 9000 lb thrust LOX-Kerosene engine which successfully completed two 10 second hot firings and now holds the world record as the largest student-built rocket engine ever tested.”

Carter Bearings Ltd

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Wyndyke Furlong
OX14 1DZ

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