SEDS UCSD conducted the second successful test fire of their 3D printed Ignus-II bi-propellant rocket engine, running it through its full duration burn of 11 seconds. Producing ~800lbf of thrust and fueled by liquid oxygen and kerosene, Ignus-II is the 2nd generation engine of its namesake and will power the team’s Vulcan-II rocket to 45,000 ft.
Video Caption: Colossus, SEDS’s mobile rocket engine test stand, conducting the second firing of our Ignus-II Engine, this time for the full 11-second burn duration!
Because of the igniter design, we hard-started the engine, and because of a procedural error we ran slightly fuel rich for the burn. More details to come as we further analyze the data!