BLUE ORIGIN SELECTS TEST-FUCHS HYDRAULIC GROUND POWER UNITS TO HELP BUILD A ROAD TO SPACE
TEST-FUCHS supports space exploration since the 1980s with test systems, propulsion system equipment and cryogenic valves.
In late 2021, Blue Origin selected TEST-FUCHS to supply a fleet of hydraulic ground power units that will support the build, integration testing and recovery of vehicles to support Blue Origin missions to build a road to space.
The TEST-FUCHS >HGPU Series< hydraulic power units are commercially available units and market leaders in the production of civil aircraft. Additionally these units are used by the two largest airlines in the United States for on aircraft testing and are strategically placed in all major airport hubs domestically as well as internationally. The hydraulic power units ordered by Blue Origin employ the commercially available design and make use of already existing configuration options to meet the very specific demands of the space mission. This insures a compliant but economical solution with proven heritage.
Blue Origin, founded by Jeff Bezos, is a private spaceflight company based in Kent, Washington USA.
The hydraulic power units are scheduled for manufacture and delivery to Blue Origin by the end of 2022. This new supplier relationship to Blue Origin is very important to TEST-FUCHS and it is another success strongly linked to TEST-FUCHS opening its U.S. operations in Brecksville Ohio in 2017.