“Stoke Space Kicks Off First-Stage Engine Tests For Nova” – Aviation Week

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 11, 2024 – Guy Norris / Aviation Week – Startup Stoke Space has begun tests of the full-flow staged combustion rocket engine that will power the first stage of its reusable Nova medium-lift launch vehicle.

Updating progress at the Space Symposium here, Stoke Space co-founder and CEO Andy Lapsa says the engine “has been developed over the course of the last year. It is on the test stand now and that’s going to feed our first stage. We are targeting launch as soon as possible and have hit every milestone that we’ve laid out since making the [investment] seed deck a little over three years ago.”

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