October 23, 2020
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Brunswick aerospace company sets date for rocket launch – pressherald.com

bluShift Aerospace plans to launch its Stardust rocket Oct. 21 in order to tests its biofuel for rockets. Contributed image via bluShift

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick-based bluShift Aerospace plans to launch its 20-foot rocket from the former Loring Commerce Centre in October. The company hopes that the launch will serve as a springboard into building the aerospace industry in Maine.

Based out of Brunswick Landing — the site of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station — bluShift is manufacturing a biologically-derived fuel to power rockets. The fuel is made entirely from materials that can be grown on a farm, offering a cheaper alternative to traditional fuel without sacrificing its efficiency. The bluShift team hopes to showcase their signature fuel and engine at the launch next month.

BRUNSWICK, ME – July 2: BluShift Aerospace Mechanical Engineer Brook Halvorson, left and CEO Sascha Deri at the company’s test stand in Brunswick Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald)

CEO Sascha Deri notes