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New Wickman Satellite Propulsion System Launched Into Orbit On Air Force Satellite

April 14, 2018Wickman Spacecraft & Propulsion Company has a new satellite propulsion system in space right now. The satellite thruster pack uses a new propellant and rocket engine design.  After years of research, it has finally made it into space on an Air Force satellite.  Watch it being launched into geosynchronous orbit. 

Previous Significant News Events

  • July 17, 2004 – Natrona County School District (NCSD), Casper College and University of Cincinnati students successfully launched the largest amateur rocket using ammonium nitrate composite propellant from the NASA Wallops Flight Range. Wickman Spacecraft & Propulsion Company was supporting development of the rocket being built by the students. For more information click here.
  • Ad Astra magazine publishes article by John Wickman called “Making That Moon Mud”. The March/April 2002 issue (Vol. 14, No. 2), discusses our work in using lunar soil for making rocket propellant, concrete and a lunar base. Ad Astra magazine is published by the National Space Society.
  • Wickman Received the 2001 MAMTC Manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year Award! during a ceremony in Greybull, Wyoming on August 21, 2001. The award was presented to Mr. Wickman by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi and Tucker Fagan, CEO of the Wyoming Business Council.
  • National Geographic Today features WSPC on the National Geographic Channel. The series discusses WSPC’s low cost, launch technology in their four part series “Mission To Mars” during the week of May 14th, 2001.
  • World News Tonight with Peter Jennings does an “Up Close” report on WSPC. On October 5th, 2000, they featured WSPC’s work on the SHARP program and their low cost access to Space rockets.
  • Christian Science Monitor Prints A Front Page Story on Wickman’s work on the SHARP S1 booster rocket. The September 27, 2000 issue of the Christian Science Monitor discusses Wickman Spacecraft & Propulsion Company’s successful approach to dropping the cost of access to Space by a factor of 10. The production methods used to manufacture the S1 booster rocket are featured in the story.
  • Wickman Receives Manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year Award – On August 21st, 2001, Wickman Spacecraft & Propulsion Company received the Manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year Award from MAMTC – Wyoming in partnership with the Wyoming Business Council and University of Wyoming.
  • WSPC’s Carbon Dioxide/Magnesium Powder Rocket & Jet Engine Featured in Aviation Week. Aviation Week and Space Technology wrote an article on WSPC’s Mars Jet Engine and Rocket Engine in their Industry Outlook column. The article is titled “Gas N Go” and appeared in the July 19th, 1999 issue.