BURPG Lotus Engine test

Caption: On February 20th 2016, BURPG successfully ignited the Lotus development engine, which will power the Starscraper rocket to space. The first ignition test resulted in a hard start, but after adjusted timing the second ignition was good.

Both burns fell outside operational bounds, triggering an auto-abort of the engine. Out-of-bounds operation was likely the source of the combustion instability. BURPG will continue development of Lotus with a modified injector to rectify the problem.

Slow-mo of the snow man being destroyed is here:



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