Adranos is a Purdue University-affiliated company developing a novel high-performance, solid propellant for long-range missile and space launch systems.

Adranos is bringing the future of solid propulsion to the world.

Adranos was founded in 2015 by Chris Stoker and Brandon Terry. The company is headquartered in West Lafayette, Indiana.


Adranos' propulsion systems provide customers with unprecedented performance, allowing them to seamlessly increase the range, speed, and payload capacity of their rocket-powered systems.


Adranos' motors feature its proprietary aluminum-lithium alloy fuel called ALITEC that significantly increases the range, payload performance, and speed of defense and space systems.


Adranos is backed by Archibald Cox Jr., chairman of private investment firm Sextant Group, Elevate Ventures, Bob Bishop, Impala Asset Management, Explorer1 Fund, Specific Impulse Capital, and others. The company raised $20M in Series A round on Apr 26, 2022. This brings Adranos' total funding to $32.9M to date.



  • Year founded: 2015
  • Funding Info: $32.9M over 5 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: West Lafayette
  • State: Indiana
  • Country: United States
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