Detonation Space

Next Generation Engines

Detonation Space

Next Generation Engines

West Hollywood, CA
Engineering
Detonation Space is developing rotating detonation engines which are thermodynamically 30% more efficient than conventional combustion-type engines. We believe that with the help of Detonation Space’s patent pending engine technology, drones will have longer flight times, planes will be able to accommodate more passengers, rockets will be able to go farther or carry more payloads.

$81,897

raised
103
Investors
$15M
Valuation Cap
5.0%
Annual Interest Rate
$250.00
Min. Investment
20.0%
Discount Rate
Conv. Note
Offering Type
06/15/23
Maturity Date
Reg CF
Offering

$81,897

raised
103
Investors
$15M
Valuation Cap
5.0%
Annual Interest Rate
$250.00
Min. Investment
20.0%
Discount Rate
Conv. Note
Offering Type
06/15/23
Maturity Date
Reg CF
Offering

Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into Detonation Space:

$250+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$500+
Investment
Tier 1 perk
($500+ Stickers w/ Company Logo)
$1,000+
Investment
Tier 2 perk
($1,000+ Cup w/ Company Logo)
$5,000+
Investment
Tier 3 perk
($5,000+ T-Shirt and Cup w/ Company Logo)
$10,000+
Investment
Tier 4 perk
($10,000+ 3D Printed Mini Model Rocket w/ Company Logo + 5% Bonus on the Convertible Note Interest Rate)
$25,000+
Investment
Tier 5 perk
($25,000+ 3D Printed Mini Model Rocket w/ Company Logo + Invitation for Lundet-7 Ignition Test + 10% Bonus on the Convertible Note Interest Rate)
$50,000+
Investment
Tier 6 perk
($50,000+ 3D Printed Mini Model Rocket w/ Company Logo + Invitation for Lundet-7 and Lundet-40 Ignition Tests + 15% Bonus on the Convertible Note Interest Rate)

Reasons to Invest

The Problem


Conventional Engine Tech is Outdated

Modern vehicles operate using combustion engines - a technology that hasn’t changed much since its development in the 19th century (source). Combustion engine technology limits efficiency of spaceships, aircrafts, and drones.

This causes some problems obviously,  as current tech is:


Heavy: Due to the components used for pressurization (turbo pump, pressurization tank, compressor, turbine), the weight of the engine is quite high and it takes up a lot of volume.


Expensive: Aerospace firms spend most of their resources on engines (source).


Limiting: The high fuel consumption limits space exploration, carrying more passengers, going further, and longer flight times (source).

The Solution


Meet Detonation Space: Lighter, More Efficient Tech

Detonation Space works on new generation propulsion technology rotating detonation engines. 


What We Do:

We are developing rotating detonation engines which are thermodynamically 30% more efficient than conventional combustion  engines with aerospike nozzles (Source, Source). 

GIF

*Rendering of Detonation Space engine. Images are computer-generated demo versions. Product is not currently available on the market.

What We Achieve: 

We have carried out numerical works and some partial experimental tests of the Lundet-7 engine, which can produce 7 kN thrust and continue to develop it.


At the End:

In 2022, we plan to perform the flight test using the rotating detonation engine for the first time in the world.


And, we increase payload capacity by:

  • Decreasing engine sizes

  • Decreasing cost per KG of weight

While reducing both the weight and size of aircraft engines, we also increase their efficiency. By removing the high pressure compressors and turbines from the engine, we are developing simpler and more efficient engines. Thanks to our detonation combustion model, we plan to provide a 30% increase in efficiency, reduce fuel costs in passenger planes and increase passenger capacity. The reduction in the weight of the engines and the increase in efficiency enable faster and cheaper flights.

The Market


A Spacious Market

The total market is huge to say the least (source). Our technology is providing a more efficient alternative to combustion engines. Current combustion engine market is estimated to grow by 4.6% per year between 2020-2027, reaching 226 million units by 2027.


Detonation Space engine is currently crafted for use in rockets. But our objective is to also serve aircraft, helicopter, and drone markets with our updated engines. We provide market specifics below.

Here’s more on what our market space looks like (source):


Total TAM Size = 100.7 Billion USD

SAM Size  =  1.11 Billion USD 

SOM Size  =  204  Million USD

We unlock supersonic flights

Not only are we bringing existing technologies to the next level by updating engine dynamics, but we believe we are also helping to unlock a completely new mode of transportation for humanity - hypersonic flights. Some time ago crossing the globe on a plane in just a few short hours could only be seen on the pages of a science-fiction novel or on our movie screens. Today it is becoming our reality. Hypersonic flights. One of the major challenges for implementation of hypersonic flights is a suitable engine. The prototype Lundet-7 engine developed by Detonation Space is intended to be technologically suitable for hypersonic jets and planes, and will give a major push to the development of above-the-speed-of-sound flights.

Our Traction


We’ve Taken Off

And we’ve come a long way. Here’s where we’ve been, and where we’re going.

What We Do


We Make Next Generation Engines

We go the distance by manufacturing engines for both the aerospace and the aviation industry. In addition, we offer services for the implementation of these engines in the products of the company we sell to.

We plan to produce engines with different thrust values and present them to aerospace and aviation companies in the market - inspiring them to use our lighter, more efficient engine.


Here’s some of our engine’s specs:

GIF

*Rendering of Detonation Space engine. Images are computer-generated demo versions. Product is not currently available on the market.

The Business Model


Better Engines: Better Profit 

The total cost of a rocket engine in a rocket is about $20 million, depending on how many are used (source).  Our strategy here is to sell engines between $20-30 million - as we believe they are more advanced, and higher quality than most on the market.


Based on the advantages of our engine, we expect that companies would have reduced fuel expenditures and see value in spending fewer resources on development of their own engines and instead purchasing Detonation Space engines.


Our target market is companies that manufacture rockets, aircrafts, helicopters, drones, and missiles. Detonation Space will make money by selling engines, supporting equipment, and providing on-demand engineering and maintenance service. 

GIF

* The price determination presented here is presented in total, taking into account the total number of rocket engines. Falcon 9 rocket is taken as reference. The price of the rocket engines will vary for different thrust values and for different rockets.

How We Are Different


Pioneers in Detonation Technology

The detonation engine technology we use in the rocket engine industry attracts the attention of academic circles today. NASA, US Navy, and leading academic institutions are pushing this technology (Source, Source).


We believe no product is produced for the industry yet, and so far, the studies in general have been carried out for only academic purposes. 

There are a few companies in the sector that only produce rocket engines, but these companies produce deflagration mode engines. So they are thermodynamically stuck at the limits. 


Additionally, only some universities work in detonation technology. At this point, we are ahead of the game in detonation engine technology: both with our academic studies and experiences in the experimental field.

*Images are in the prototype phase. Lundet-7 is not currently available on the market.

The Vision


We Want to Make an Impact  

Our vision is to be a company that proves itself - using detonation engines to achieve 3% dominance in the market within the next five years. 


We are planning to establish a test facility in the near future, and among our clients, we see companies producing rockets, aircrafts, helicopters, drones, and missiles.


Here’s where we are going:

OUR LEADERSHIP


Meet the Team Behind the Launch

As the co-founder of the company, Umit Yelken completed part of his master's thesis at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics - working in the field of detonation. 


This led him to successfully applying a detonation model to a rotating detonation engine with his numerical studies. And with that, he has 8 years of experimental experience on rocket engines, as well as awards in some rocket competitions in the United States and Scotland.

Now, our team is made up of mechanical and material engineers, business development experts, and academics alike who have what it takes to make this technology successful.  


With high levels of experience in research, production, and testing with commercial companies in this field - we have the team to thrive. 

Why Invest


Together, We Can Launch into Opportunity 

It is an indisputable fact that the space and aviation industry will grow rapidly in the future, and we set out to take the most important step of this growth. 


It is time to abandon the technology of the 20th century and look towards the future with Detonation Space. 

In the aerospace and aviation industries at the moment, most big players implement a vertical integration model, where they produce all the parts of a rocket in house. This requires huge R&D expenses and a long development cycle.


On the other hand, if we look at the aircraft industry - companies like Boeing and United Airlines do not produce engines themselves. They purchase engines from companies that specialize in engine development instead. 


This allows them to outsource the technically-heavy process to concentrate on their main mission: transporting goods and people from one destination to another. Thus, they remain competitive in the market.


We believe the same will happen in the space industry, and this will only create huge demand for engine and other equipment producers. 


By starting now, we are preparing to meet that demand and serve the market. We invite our investors to walk with us on this path.

*Images are in the prototype phase. Lundet-7 is not currently available on the market.

Offering Summary


Company

:

Detonation Space Inc.

Corporate Address

:

8605 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,070,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$500.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Convertible Promissory Notes

Type of Equity Converted Into

:

Common Stock

Conversion Trigger

:

$10,000,000.00

Maturity Date

:

June 15, 2023

Valuation Cap

:

$15,000,000.00

Discount Rate

:

20.0%

Annual Interest Rate

:

5.0%
















What is a Convertible Note?

A convertible note offers you the right to receive Common Stock in Detonation Space Inc.. The amount of Common Stock you will receive in the future will be determined at the next equity round in which the Company raises at least $10,000,000.00 in a qualified equity financing. The highest conversion price per security is set based on a $15,000,000.00  Valuation Cap or if less, then you will receive a 20.0% discount on the price the new investors are paying.  You also receive 5.0% interest per year added to your investment.  When the maturity date is reached, if the note has not converted then you are entitled to receive Common Stock equal to your investment and interest back at a price per security determined by dividing the Valuation Cap by the aggregate number of outstanding equity securities of the Company as of immediately prior (on a fully diluted basis).



Annual Interest Rate subject to adjustment of 10% bonus for StartEngine shareholders. See 10% Bonus below.

Investment Incentives*

Tier 1 perk - ($500+ Stickers w/ Company Logo)

Tier 2 perk - ($1,000+ Cup w/ Company Logo)

Tier 3 perk - ($5,000+ T-Shirt and Cup w/ Company Logo)

Tier 4 perk - ($10,000+ 3D Printed Mini Model Rocket w/ Company Logo + 5% Bonus on the Convertible Note Interest Rate)

Tier 5 perk - ($25,000+ 3D Printed Mini Model Rocket w/ Company Logo + Invitation for Lundet-7 Ignition Test + 10% Bonus on the Convertible Note Interest Rate)

Tier 6 perk - ($50,000+ 3D Printed Mini Model Rocket w/ Company Logo + Invitation for Lundet-7 and Lundet-40 Ignition Tests + 15% Bonus on the Convertible Note Interest Rate)

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

The Company will offer a 10% additional bonus for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

Eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% increase in the annual interest rate on Convertible Promissory Notes in this Offering. This means your annual interest rate will be 5.5% instead of 5%.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative.

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Short Term Debt
$0.00 USD
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Revenues And Sales
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Costs Of Goods Sold
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Taxes Paid
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Net Income
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Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Congratulations to Blue Origin

4 days ago

Blue Origin has successfully made the first human space flight. Having Jeff Bezos in the crew was truly a historic moment. Congratulations to Blue Origin for this amazing space flight.

We have already raised $85k!

8 days ago

Thank you to all our supporters.


Thanks to our patent-pending engine technology that we designed for the aerospace industry, we will achieve great things together with you.


If you haven’t invested in Detonation Space yet and would like to own a part of our company, you can find out more here: www.startengine.com/detonationspace

Here are some reasons to be a part of our family

  • Detonation engines provide increased efficiency by changing the properties of combustion.
  • Compared to conventional rocket engines or aircraft engines, they are much lighter and consume much less fuel.
  • Detonation Space is a company that set out to commercialize the technology of detonation engines.


I wish you all a happy day with your family.


Umit Yelken, CEO 

How can Detonation Space engines be so efficient?

19 days ago

How can Detonation Space engines be so efficient?

Detonation Space engines are based on rotating detonation combustors. It follows the ZND cycle thermodynamically.

The ZND cycle provides higher work gains compared to the cycle of conventional gas turbines (Brayton Cycle).



The thermodynamic cycle of the Lundet-7 engine is presented in the graphic above. In this cycle, the Lundet-7 combustion chamber is a pressure gain combustor (PGC). Compared to the combustion chamber of conventional gas turbine engines, it reaches higher pressure values. Thanks to shock compression, additional work gain is achieved. This gives the Lundet-7 engine a gain of over 20% compared to conventional gas turbine engines, regardless of the fuel and oxidizer used. In addition, the Lundet-7 engine becomes about 30% more efficient than conventional gas turbine engines when the aerospike nozzle, for which we have done numerical studies, is added.


Umit Yelken, CEO

How will Detonation Space engines be effective in the future?

26 days ago


Detonation Space engines benefit the aerospace industry in many ways. Today, it is seen that many aviation companies are trying to be faster by making mechanical improvements. Mechanical improvements are of course very important. However, Detonation Space provides increased efficiency by making changes on combustion mechanics, not mechanical improvements. Efficiency levels that cannot be achieved with mechanical improvements are thus can be achieved in Lundet series engines. The graphic below presents how the Lundet series engines will affect the entire aerospace industry.

If you would like to join the Detonation Space family, you can become our investor by clicking the “Invest Now” button.

Read More

https://medium.com/detonationspace/how-will-detonation-spaces-engine-technology-affect-the-future-cbcd001c87e0

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Detonation Space has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Detonation Space be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Personalized Detonation Space Rocket Keychain for Our First 200 Investors!

about 1 month ago

The investment amount exceeded $58k! Thank you to all our supporters.


In order to thank our first 200 investors for their support, we are giving away a 3D printed rocket key chain with their name on it. Regardless of the investment amount, our first 200 investors will be the owners of these key chains!


We invite you to change the rules in space and aviation industry by investing in Detonation Space.

We have already raised $55k!

about 1 month ago

Thank you to all our supporters.


Thanks to our patent-pending engine technology that we designed for the aerospace industry, we will achieve great things together with you.


If you haven’t invested in Detonation Space yet and would like to own a part of our company, you can find out more here: www.startengine.com/detonationspace

Here are some reasons to be a part of our family

  • Detonation engines provide increased efficiency by changing the properties of combustion.
  • Compared to conventional rocket engines or aircraft engines, they are much lighter and consume much less fuel.
  • Detonation Space is a company that set out to commercialize the technology of detonation engines.


I wish you all a happy day with your family.


Umit Yelken, CEO 

Detonation Space will remove barriers in the space tourism industry

about 1 month ago

One of the main goals of Detonation Space is to make space tourism cheaper. Thanks to our much more efficient engines, we intend to play an important role in the spread of space tourism. In this way, those who want to work not only for scientific purposes but also for entertainment will also be able to benefit from space tourism. 


We develop our products in full compatibility with rocket systems so that everyone is happy in a gravity-free environment! Our Lundet series engines, which can reduce the price by half, are designed completely considering the aerospace industry's needs.

We are working for everyone to reach the gravity-free environment!


New Test Bench is Ready for Manufacturing!

about 1 month ago

Our test setup, where we will perform the Lundet-7 performance tests, has passed into the manufacturing phase.

After completing the mathematical model of our test system that we have been working on for a long time, we prepared our test setup, to test the combustion chamber performance. Thanks to the temperature and pressure sensors we placed in the combustion chamber tests, we will compare our results with our mathematical model and make the appropriate adjustments.


There are many conditions that affect combustion chamber performance. The number and sustainability of the detonation wave in our rotating detonation engine are very important to us.

We look forward to the manufacturing and integration tests!

The amount of investment has exceeded $45k!

about 2 months ago


Thank you to all our investors for this rapid rise!


One more good news! Detonation Space has a new teammate.



We now have a new teammate as CFD Engineer! Saif Ahmad is an engineer who has worked on combustion kinetics and combustion fluid dynamics analysis. He has already started working on the detonator part of Lundet-7!

Detonation Space engines are candidates for supersonic flights!

about 2 months ago

Detonation Space aims to be one of the engine providers for supersonic passenger transport, which is very popular today!


Why not faster passenger transport? Because the fuel consumption is very high. Thrust/Weight ratio is low! Going faster means increased drag. In order to go faster, you either risk increasing fuel consumption(there is a limit, the aircraft may not reach supersonic speeds even if the engines are run at full power.) or reducing your weight. 


Detonation Space Lundet series engines can save 30% fuel and have a 40% lighter engine structure! In this way, the aircraft will have a higher thrust/weight ratio and will be able to go faster.


Detonation Space paves the way for faster transportation. Both faster transportation and carrying more passengers!


All the best,

Umit Yelken

CEO of Detonation Space


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