CSULB Beach Launch Team Chamberless Flight!

The LOX/Jet-A fueled rocket built by students at CSULB launched this past weekend, unfortunately, suffering a chamber failure, leaving it behind on the pad. Some impressive flying on a pintle injector only!

CSULB Beach Launch Team static fire

Video Caption: CSULB Beach Launch Team static fires their newest competition engine!

Engine Spec:
Nickname: “Freyja”
Nominal Thrust: 600 Lbf
Nominal Burn: 15 seconds
Propellants: LOX & JET-A
Injector Type: Pintle
Feeding System: Pressure Fed
Cooling Method: Ablative Cooling

CSULB: Engine Test

The student team recently hot fired their latest engine design which utilises a pintle injector. The team are entered in the Base 11 Space Challenge with the aim to launch a liquid-fuelled rocket to 100km.

You can see a video of this latest test here.

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Another Static Fire for the books! We love what we do! Months of hard work in the lab culminating into an incredible desert experience. There were many challenges and setbacks but we ultimately came out of it a better and stronger team. Thank you to everyone for their determination, teamwork and resilience. Thank to our departing GM @seanonewon for coming by and lending a helping hand. Thank you to all our sponsors for their continued support and thank you to FAR(Friends of Amateur Rocketry) for hosting us. Space or bust! #space #aerospaceengineering #engineering ##csulb #stem #ncrfoundation #rockets #adastra #b11spacechallenge #pinkrocketproject #friendsofamateurrocketry #stemeducation #steminist #spacex #blueorigin #longbeach #spacelaunchsystem

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CSULB Beach Launch Team: Beach 1 launch

The California State University Long Beach Beach Launch Team recently launched their Beach 1 liquid fuelled rocket on January 5th. Beach 1, fueled with liquid methane and liquid oxygen reach an estimated apogee of 6000 ft (1828 m) but unfortunately sustained critical damage upon landing. This particular rocket will be retired as the team now sets their focus on the FAR Mars Prize (set for March 2-3, 2019) and the Base 11 Space Challenge.