UC Irvine Rocket Project, founded in 2017, recently had a successful test of their LOX/Methane rocket engine.
With development starting 15 months ago the team is aiming for the Base 11 Space Challenge and FAR MARS Prize. Engine testing will continue in January and March, this will lead to a launch attempt in May/June of 2020.
The team is also developing a new test stand, appropriately named “Cold Brew”, the stand will be capable of firing an engine of up to 10,000 lbf (44.5 kN).
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Yesterday we attempted to launch Beach 1C, our #PinkRocketProject ! Unfortunately the vehicle was not able to hold pressure, so we did not launch, but this is rocketry!! Learning to accept some failures is a huge part of the job, and it teaches us how we can improve from these situations. We couldn’t do any of this without our amazing team members, advisors, sponsors, supporters, and our school. Hopefully we will launch “Heart Breaker” soon, stay tuned! 🚀💗. . . . #heartbreaker #rocket #rockets #beach #beachlaunchteam #blt #csulb #csulbengineering #engineer #engineering #avionics #aerodynamics #engine #recovery #propulsion #structures #safety #launch #sky #skies #instagram #women #womeninstem #stem
Video Caption: Both flights were on an Estes F15 rocket motor, about 15 min apart – first flight was set to maintain ejection orientation, second flight was set to pitch over 20 degrees on the ECEF X axis.
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The goal is to launch a liquid-fuelled rocket as high as possible and recover it safely and intact, the prize, for every foot of altitude gained, the team will receive $1.
Only open to US and Canadian university teams, the rocket must launch from the FAR site and carry a payload. The challenge currently has no end date.