Used to power all of Hypersonix’s flight systems,
the fifth generation, reusable fixed geometry SPARTAN is the world’s fastest scramjet.
Several environmental studies indicate rocket emissions impact our stratosphere in a way no other industrial activity does. This reality is the current cost of sending payloads into orbit through chemical propulsion.
Hypersonix believes in creating technology for a cleaner, more sustainable Earth.
SPARTAN’s combination of green hydrogen fuel — using solar power to generate H2 from seawater — and fully reusable design is an innovative scramjet technology approach, in an industry that otherwise wastes materials and energy.
Hydrogen can be produced from just water, using renewable energy, Burning it in an engine produces only water vapour. There is a global movement towards low-carbon fuels and Australia is set to become a key player in the hydrogen industry, with government and private investment into local green hydrogen production facilities.
Hypersonix has partnered with BOC Australia, who has announced its intention to build a green hydrogen production facility using seawater as the main ingredient, in Queensland.
The clean hydrogen industry is growing quickly Australia-wide, with over $1.6 billion invested in the private sector and $1.27 billion in the public sector. The price of clean hydrogen is projected to decrease to between $2 and $4 per kilogram by 2030.
The space industry has historically utilised hydrogen as rocket fuel, including in the space shuttle program.
Hydrogen is non-toxic and its low density means any leaks and fires are directed upwards — unlike hydrocarbon fuels, which could pool under the aircraft. Hypersonix’s vehicles are also unmanned, reducing the risks to humans.
Hydrogen has approximately 2.5 times the energy density of hydrocarbon fuels, such as kerosene, making it the perfect fuel in an industry where every gram counts.
SPARTAN’s scramjet technology powers Hypersonix’s sustainable flight systems to new heights.
Learn more about Hypersonix’s additional green technology; the sustainable Wirraway satellite launch system.