Vulcan II Launching this weekend

SEDS at UCSD will attempt the launch of their Vulcan-II rocket on Saturday, featuring the team’s second iteration 3D print Ignus rocket engine. Ignus-II, as it is dubbed, is printed from Inconel 718 and fueled by liquid oxygen and kerosene, producing 800 lbf (3558 N).

Ignus-II will power the 8″ dia (0.2 m), 22 ft (6.7 m) long Vulcan-II rocket to 35,000 ft, becoming the second rocket the team have flown with a 3D printed rocket engine.

Vulcan-I first flew on May 21st, 2016, becoming the first undergraduate rocket powered by a 3D printed rocket engine to fly.


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