Video Caption: CSULB Beach Launch Team static fires their newest competition engine!
Nominal Thrust: 600 Lbf
Nominal Burn: 15 seconds
Propellants: LOX & JET-A
Injector Type: Pintle
Feeding System: Pressure Fed
Cooling Method: Ablative Cooling
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.
Video Caption: Beach Launch Team at it again testing our new RP1/LOX rocket engine.
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.