On November 2021 HDES successfully passed the SBIC Mid-Term review of its ESA SBIC programme. During the meeting the progress in the development of Cool Gas Generators was presented. Both hardware progress as well as activities in the field of marketing and business development were reported.
The SBIC activities are progressing well and HDES achieved most of its goals. The SBIC management was very pleased with the developments and it is expected that HDES will complete the SBIC programme. Therefore HDES passed the review very well and can progress to the last part of the SBIC programme.
One of the things HDES reported on was their new mobile test facility for Cool Gas Generator tests that has been designed and constructed by HDES. The test facility has been designed to be flexible and allow safe testing. It is equipped with a remote data acquisition and control system that allow to record data at high speed from a distance and to conduct experiments remotely.