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Ursa Major: Enabling Bolder Missions
Ursa Major: Enabling Bolder Missions

Wed, Jun 26



Ursa Major: Enabling Bolder Missions

Joe Laurienti, Founder, CEO of Ursa Major will talk about how they became a leading independent rocket propulsion provider and a critical player in building the defense industrial base in the United States. Program includes a facility tour. U.S. Persons Status Designation

Time & Location

Jun 26, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM MDT

Berthoud, 19750 Co Rd 7, Berthoud, CO 80513, USA

About The Event

Ursa Major is the leading independent rocket propulsion provider and a critical player in building the defense industrial base in the United States. As the first American company to fire an oxygen-rich staged combustion engine—a milestone previously only achieved by Russian engine-makers—Ursa Major provides reusable, high-performing propulsion systems to commercial space enterprises, defense contractors, and the Department of Defense for launch, hypersonics, and national security missions. Joe Laurienti will explain Ursa Major’s vision and provide an overview of their unique testing and advanced manufacturing capabilities. The program will include a tour of Ursa Major’s 90-acre headquarters which co-locates engineering, manufacturing, & testing operations, allowing for unmatched development time and rapid iteration. With multiple full-engine test stands, sub-component testing, multi-propellant testing, and more than 60,000 square feet of manufacturing and build space, we’re proud to call Colorado home. Additionally, Ursa Major’s Youngstown Ohio facility is home to 3D printing of proprietary copper alloys which enables additive manufacturing for rapid prototyping, research, and development for future products, and low rate of initial production.

Joe Laurienti is the Founder, CEO at Ursa Major Technologies. Mr. Laurienti started his career as a propulsion engineer at SpaceX and at Blue Origin. He took the experience he gained working for those companies to found Ursa Major in 2015. In 2016 Ursa Major was awarded its first engine contract for a space launch vehicle and had their first hotfire attempt in 2017. In 2022 Ursa Major was awarded a contract to develop a “Hadley” rocket engine for the U.S. Air Force. In 2023 Phantom Space Corporation, agreed to purchase more than 200 rocket engines including both the 5,000-pound thrust Hadley engines and the new 50,000-pound thrust Ripley engines. Mr. Laurienti’s company now offers a line of engines from 4,000-200,000lbf thrust. Mr. Laurienti attended the University of Southern California.

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