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Intuitive Machines Opens Houston’s First Engine Verification Facility

Updated: Nov 2, 2022

HOUSTON, TX – Nov 1, 2022 Intuitive Machines, LLC (“Intuitive Machines” or the “Company”), a leading space exploration, infrastructure, and services company, today opened its Small Engine Verification Facility (“Flame Range”).

The Flame Range is located within Intuitive Machines’ 12.5-acre lot at the Houston Spaceport, where Intuitive Machines is completing the construction on its 100,000 square feet Lunar Production and Operations Center (“LPOC”) with contractor Burns & McDonnell, and consulting by Griffin Partners. The Flame Range is a state-of-the-art testing facility, specifically designed to further develop, test, and vacuum-qualify Intuitive Machines’ advanced cryogenic engines to deliver payloads to the Moon. Moving into the Flame Range, and soon into the larger LPOC facility, is expected to enable Intuitive Machines to accelerate the development of its larger capacity lunar landers and expand its Space Products and Infrastructure business line.

Intuitive Machines is proud to partner with the City of Houston and the Houston Airport System, which are helping to finance the $40 million LPOC project that will make Intuitive Machines an anchor tenant at the Houston Spaceport.

Intuitive Machines’ liquid methane, liquid oxygen cryogenic engine, designed as an environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and reliable lunar delivery engine, supports NASA’s $93 billion Artemis Program and growing commercial demand for lunar access.


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