UC Irvine Rocket Project Test LOX/Methane Rocket Engine

UC Irvine Rocket Project, founded in 2017, recently had a successful test of theirĀ  LOX/Methane rocket engine.

With development starting 15 months ago the team is aiming for the Base 11 Space Challenge and FAR MARS Prize. Engine testing will continue in January and March, this will lead to a launch attempt in May/June of 2020.

The team is also developing a new test stand, appropriately named “Cold Brew”, the stand will be capable of firing an engine of up to 10,000 lbf (44.5 kN).