Working with space has a long history at Prototech. Our activities cover energy systems, mechanical structures and life Support system components

The space activity dates back to 1963 (under our former owner CMR) closely connected to the build-up of the Andøya Space Center as well as development of sounding rockets for probing of the upper atmosphere. Since Prototech was established in 1988 we have designed and manufactured more than 100 payloads for scientific research rockets and supplied advanced equipment housings for a wide range of satellites. The number of supplied space hardware units exceeds 1300. Prototech has participated in several ESA studies, both as contractor and sub-contractor since 1988. The space activities have since diversified and today covers energy systems, mechanical structures and life support system components.


Today CMR Prototech:

  • Develops fuel cell and energy systems, and since more than 10 years has been developing fuel cell energy systems for space flight.
  • Develops and manufactures mechanical structures for space flight covering all steps from dummies to flight hardware.
  • Develops and manufactures various types of mechanical ground support hardware (MGSE)
  • Is a supplier and developer of life support system components, both single components and integrated systems, for use in manned space flight.


CMR Prototech’s core technology areas are:

  • Advanced mechanical design and problem solving
  • Mechanical and thermal analyses of structures
  • Prototyping and product design
  • High Temperature PEM and Solid oxide fuel cells
  • Components for life support and energy systems
  • High quality manufacturing