Conflux Technology – an Australian metal additive manufacturing (AM) innovator of heat exchangers, led by Michael Fuller – has been awarded AUD$1million as part of the Australian Space Agency’s Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Program. This funding will support a $1.4million project exchanger for rockets servicing low orbit satellites.
“We are extremely excited to put our HXs into space! This grant will facilitate the technical development and commercial deployment of our heat exchangers in the most extreme of environments…rocket engines. Improving fundamental energy efficiency is Conflux’s reason for being, and we will now apply this to the rapidly expanding space industry.” said Michael Fuller, CEO and Founder, Conflux Technology.
“At Conflux Technology, we pride ourselves on developing solutions that push the frontiers of thermal performance. To be selected to showcase Australian developed technology in the last great frontier is a great honour. Our team is excited to meet the unique challenges of space and keen to see how we can make a difference on this great program.” commented Glenn Rees, Head of Engineering, Conflux Technology.
The Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Program is part of the Australian Space Agency’s 150m Moon to Mars Initiative. The initiative supports NASA’s inspirational endeavour to go to the Moon and on to Mars. This initiative is also an important element of the ‘Advancing Space: Australian Civil Space Strategy’, with the goal to transform and grow the space industry over the next 10 years.
Conflux Technology is proud to be one of six innovative Australian businesses to share in this round of the Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants Program. Conflux extends its congratulations to the other five teams:
- Next Aero, to enhance the capability and performance envelope of its cryogenic enabled liquid rocket test infrastructure.
- Southern Launch to complete the design and manufacturing of a mobile launch rail.
- Skykraft to grow the capability of its sovereign, in-house designed spacecraft platform.
- Valiant Space to deliver non-toxic propulsion to domestic and international customers, including two demonstration space flights.
- EvokeEdge to deliver its Tiny Machine learning operations for edge computing in support of astronaut identity, status, and safety.
More about Conflux Technology at www.confluxtechnology.com.