2019: testing in space.
Automobili Lamborghini is the first automaker in the world to carry out research on carbon fiber materials aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
The joint research in advanced carbon fiber composite materials initiated two years ago between Automobili Lamborghini and the Houston Methodist Research Institute has now reached an important milestone.
The launch of the Northrop Grumman Antares launcher from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia took place on November 2, 2019, with the mission to take a series of composite material samples produced by Automobili Lamborghini to the ISS.
The launch is part of a test campaign sponsored by the ISS U.S. National Laboratory and overseen by the Houston Methodist Research Institute.
Specifically, these tests are aimed at analyzing the response of five different composite materials produced by Lamborghini to the extreme stresses generated by the space environment, with a view to future applications by Lamborghini and in the medical field.