"Failure is not an option*"
When it comes to rockets and space systems, every detail must be right at the time of launch, at T-Minus Zero. A single point of failure can lead to a complete mission failure. With our roots in rocketry, we at T-Minus Engineering are fully aware of this fact. Good preparation, timely delivery and mission success are key in our products and services: when the launch window opens, we are ready.
T-Minus Engineering is a young and flexible company, founded in 2011, and is situated in Delft, the Netherlands. It is divided into two branches:
- Engineering support: T-Minus engineering participates in several cooperation projects. We deliver (systems-) engineering and management support, specialized in high complexity and technical projects that demand a high quality of work. Our expertise area is space and rocket engineering, although our approach and philosophy can be extrapolated to a variety of different engineering fields. Examples of past projects in which T-Minus Engineering participated can be found in our project portfolio.
- Products: T-Minus engineering designs, builds and operates rocket systems and other space/aerial vehicles for research purposes. The T-Minus DART and T-Minus CanSat launcher are offered off-the-shelf, but as every project comes with a different set of requirements, we can design rocket-related products that exactly meet your needs, from low-altitude launchers to full sounding rockets for space research.
Throughout the project, our team of experienced engineers will provide reliable and cost-effective solutions to complex engineering problems — solutions that perfectly match the project requirements. Coming up with smart, pragmatic and adequate solutions to technical problems is our core business.
Please contact us to find out more about our products and services.
*Contrary to common belief, the lead flight director in the Apollo moon project Gene Kranz did not use the phrase “failure is not an option”. His words were: “when bad things happened, we just calmly laid out all the options, and failure was not one of them” This morphed into the abov