SOURCE: Aries Propulsion Research Labs

December 28, 2006 17:18 ET

Aries Propulsion Research Labs Enters the "Space Race"

DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 28, 2006 -- APR Labs recently announced its new propulsion technology that could dramatically change the space exploration and space tourism industries (the "space race"). This new propulsion technology is based on a recently published patent 20060230847 created by propulsion designer Chris B. Hewatt and licensed to APR Labs for design and production in early 2006.

APR Labs has labeled this new technology omni-directional propulsion (ODP) due to its unique property of being able to change its direction of movement 360 degrees instantaneously unlike rocket propulsion. Another unique property of this new form of propulsion is that it does not vent to its external environment to create movement so there is no heat/thrust discharge like typical rocket propulsion engines. Preliminary tests of this propulsion design have produced better than expected TPR results and should allow direct vertical ascents without the aid of a winged fuselage. Within the next 12 months APR Labs will begin testing its design on watercraft and shortly thereafter begin unmanned ascent testing.

Aries Propulsion Research Labs (APR Labs) is one of today's leaders in propulsion systems engineering. Specializing in the design and testing of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) gas generators, catalyst beds, nozzle designs, and H2O2 distillation methods and now with its new proprietary propulsion designs, APR Labs is sure to advance quickly in space exploration and space tourism industries. With the advancements of monopropellant and bipropellant fuel systems, our engine and nozzle designs have become more stabilized and increasingly environmentally friendly. APR Labs has been working to create new propulsion systems since the late 90s and continues to be innovative in the design and testing of the next generation space propulsion systems.

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