CU Space Flight Test the UK’s Largest Impulse N2O Rocket Engine

Students of Cambridge University Space Flight have recently tested the UK’s largest impulse Nitrous Oxide-fueled rocket engine. The engine burnt nitrous oxide and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), burning for 36 seconds and producing 1496 N of thrust. The engine is intended to power the team’s Marlet 4 rocket, set to launch in 2020 in the hopes of breaking the UK Amateur Rocketry Altitude Record.

Video Caption: Cambridge University Spaceflight’s static test of their custom Pulsar hybrid rocket engine. The engine was designed and built from scratch by members of the society. Producing an impulse of 53,855Ns this is the largest nitrous fueled rocket engine ever fired in the UK.
————————————————————————————– Cambridge University Spaceflight (CUSF) are a student-run engineering society made up of current undergraduates and Ph.D. students at the University of Cambridge. Founded in 2006, CUSF have grown to become leaders in amateur rocketry and high altitude ballooning.


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