Video Caption: On November 2nd, SDSU Rocket Project had a successful static hot fire of our Lady Elizabeth Rocket. We are now preparing for launch on November 16th!
Lady Elizabeth is dedicated to Elizabeth Jackson, the late wife of Dr. Richard Woodcock. Elizabeth Jackson was larger than life and an avid supporter of education and students. By supporting Rocket Project, she has allowed us to be innovative and create a learning environment that is unique, rewarding, and beneficial to not only students but the entire university.
The rocket will fly a LOX/LCH4 Engine designed for the FAR/Mars Launch Contest.
The test was the first for the carbon fibre chamber, saving much-needed weight will enable Stratos IV to fly even higher!
TU Wien Space Team launched their “The Hound” rocket at this year’s Balls event, hoping to break the European amateur altitude record and also to reach space, unfortunately not all went as planned.
The rocket broke up at booster burnout, with two possible causes observed. An early apogee detection of the backup altimeter or a high aerodynamic force due to crosswind.
This was the second attempt to break the record, while the record still stands, the team aims to be back in 2020 with a revised rocket to try again.
You can read the full launch report and analysis here.
The engine uses LOX/kero, produces 1000lbf and utilises an ablative chamber.
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The production of Spica – the largest crowdfunded, amateur space rocket has begun. After cutting all the parts for it on our homemade CNC plasma cutter and rolling the stainless steel hull we begin to weld all the pieces together for an inter tank section that will bridge the liquid oxygen and ethanol propellant tanks which will feed our DIY bi-liquid rocket engine. The world’s first crowdfunded crewed launch vehicle is on it’s way!
Copenhagen Suborbitals is the world’s only manned, crowdfunded space program. In the future, a volunteer astronaut will fly to space on our home-built rocket. We do this on our spare time, all the donations go to paying our workshop rent and buying materials.
We are forever thankful to each of our supporters!
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Music: “All Systems Nominal” and “Moon Dance” by Everyday Astronaut: (https://www.everydayastronaut.com)
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