Scorpius Space Launch Company (SSLC) announced today its market introduction of
all-composite, cryogenic, high pressure tanks incorporating its anti-slosh baffle
technology innovation. SSLC has been pioneering structurally strong Type V pressure
vessels for a decade under the trademark PRESSURMAXXTM, having delivered well
over 100 tanks to more than 25 aerospace customers. Broadening applications of their
line of light-weight products, SSLC is now offering carbon-fiber anti-slosh baffles
integrated to the interior walls of propellant tanks. Deliveries of such tanks to the small
launcher industry have begun this summer enabling rocket designs that use the
propellant tanks as primary load bearing elements of the vehicle.
The PRESSURMAXXTM product line includes high pressure vessels that can hold up to
several thousand psi pressure. They are made to be compatible with all common fluids
and gases used in Aerospace and cover a temperature range of -320F to +170F.
In 2010, SSLC successfully developed and tested a fluid motion damping system for a
spacecraft program. This system employs flexible anti-slosh baffle segments to help
stabilize the vehicle’s steering system and has now been implemented commercially for
launch vehicle propellant tanks.
Built with SSLC’s proprietary Sapphire 77 cryogenic resin system, and carbon fiber
materials, the tanks contain no metals, fasteners, welds, or additional sealants. This
allows them to remain lightweight, robust, high-performing, and low-cost. “The
combination of these properties yield a compelling product, perfectly suited for use in
launch vehicles serving the rapidly emerging small satellite launch market,” said Markus
Rufer, the CEO of SSLC.