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bluShift Aerospace closer to their goal

Published: Apr. 1, 2021 at 12:17 PM EDT
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BRUNSWICK, Maine (WAGM) - bluShift an aerospace company in Brunswick Maine made headlines back in January with their historic rocket launch. News Source 8 Adriana Sanchez talked to the company’s CEO on where they stand now and what is to come.

In January of 2021 bluShift Aerospace made history when they launched Stardust 1.0 – the first ever bio-derived fuel commercial rocket.

“We were absolutely blown away by how many people were supporting us but not only here in Maine but across the nation & across the world. We had many more people than I knew about tuned in watching on their phones and their devices listening in,” said CEO Sascha Deri.

Because of this, the company has created a way for outsiders to invest, who don’t have to be an accredited investor. This funding will help them to go forward with their upcoming projects.

“But the whole reason for this funding is we need to develop manufacturing and launch our first commercial rocket which is the starlust Rouge. The starlust Rouge will carry 33 kilograms of payloads up to space and back down again & to build this much larger rocket we need to hire more people, we need to hire more manufacturing talent and we need to get busy in developing our launch abilities & we plan on expanding our personal here in New Bruinswick but also possibly off the coast of Maine in Hancock Washington county area,” added Deri.

“We want to make the impact not only during launch as minimal as possible to earth but upon recovery. Our fuels and oxidizers are very much non-toxic and if they hit the if they sink in the ocean it would cause very little impact to wildlife below,” said Deri.

bluShift plans to have another launch this July, Deri says the goal location would be Limestone again. Planning is underway for a launch off the coast of Maine sometime next year.

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