A Look at The Hound Avionics

As posted earlier, the TU Wien Space Team are gearing up to launch their Hound rocket from Black Rock desert in Nevada near the end of September in an attempt to break the European student altitude record.

In this video, the team goes over the avionics package used to conduct such a flight.

Stratos III Rocket Launch Aftermovie

Relive the excitement and tribulation of the Stratos III launch.
The team is still investigating the cause of the failure.

Why Rocket Exhausts Look The Way They Do

I have read and been told, a good engineer can tell a lot about how the rocket engine is running by just looking at the exhaust.
Scott Manley goes into some good detail on why rocket engine exhausts look the way they do.

Video Caption: Why does the exhaust from the Space shuttle boosters & engines look completely different? There’s a huge variety in the appearance of rocket exhausts because different fuels, different technologies and different environments make them behave in a different manner.

The full story of the Nexø II mission August 2018

Some great shots from the team!!

Video Caption: On August 4th 2018 we successfully launched the Nexø II rocket. Nexø II is Copenhagen Suborbitals most advanced rocket to date. In this video we show you the complete story will all the highlights of the mission. Enjoy!

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It’s the support from people like you all over the world that makes this project possible!

Instagram Pic of the Week

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Happy #FuelFriday! Look closely at these pictures and you’ll see what I mean. Pictured here are components from an LR87 engine. This type of engine powered the first stage of the Titan II rocket used during Project Gemini. This engine was fed a unique mixture of rocket fuel and oxidizer, in the form of Aerozine 50 and nitrogen tetroxide. These components ignited on contact with one another. Because they react violently and instantaneously they’re known as hypergolic propellants. This was a nasty combination. You wouldn’t want to be anywhere near the business end of the engine at the time of ignition. There are other types of rocket fuel we will learn about next Friday, so be sure to like The Space Shot so you don’t miss a post. Closeup pictures are ones I took at the @kscosmosphere during one of my many visits to the museum.

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TU Wien Space Team Shooting for the European Student Altitude Record

With the recent launch anomaly suffered by DARE and their Stratos III rocket, the European student altitude record still stands at 32.3 km, set by the University of Stuttgart HyEnD team with their HEROS 3 rocket in 2016. But this may soon be broken by another team!

In a few weeks, the TU Wien Space Team will travel to the Black Rock desert in Nevada to attempt to break this record.
Dubbed ‘The Hound‘ the minimum diameter 2 stage rocket is boosted on a 98 mm COTS motor followed by a 75 mm COTS sustainer motor. The team has designed the rocket to reach 100 km, therefore breaking all records and hence the launch from Black Rock.

The launch is expected to occur on the weekend of 21st September 2018.

You can follow the team on,
Twitter or their Website.

Instagram Pic of the Week