Norway-based aerospace and defense company Nammo plans to conduct the first suborbital test flight, in 2016, of a hybrid motor aimed initially at powering next-generation sounding rockets and ultimately larger orbital launcher systems. Working with the Norwegian Andoya Space Center, Nammo is developing the Unitary Motor 1 (UM) as the initial building block of a new sounding rocket called the North Star, as well as a follow-on launcher family.