Stratos III Launching July 2018

As a member of the team put it,
“Launching a big rocket from Spain in July, get hyped!”

At 8.2m in length, 0.28m in diameter and producing on average 15kN of thrust for 25s, I could not agree more!!

Check out more info on Stratos III here.

P-13000 Failure

Big ups to the MIT Rocket Team team for posting this and sharing their experience. We can all learn from this, but most importantly no one was hurt or injured. A testament to having good safety protocols in place.
Looking forward to seeing the issues resolved, and future testing carried out.

Video Caption: At T+ 2.9s a combination of insufficient grease, poor polyurethane application, and inconsistent assembly technique lead to a catastrophic burn through of the thermal liner in the middle of grain 4.

The motor self extinguished at the catastrophic loss of pressure, but the propellant which remained in the motor reignited several seconds later due to residual heat.

This test did not endanger any people. Always use care when testing rockets.

Instagram Pic of the Week

The best rocket transporter I have seen yet!

FRT – Norwegian rocketspace Preparing for Launch

The Havørn rocket is 2.85m long and 0.09m in diameter and is powered by an ‘M-class’ KNER solid rocket motor. The rocket will launch from the group’s purpose-built offshore launch platform in the North Sea.

Check out the group’s website, Facebook and YouTube for more information.

Video Caption: Long time since we posted a video, but we are still going strong. This video shows some of the work we have done in 2017 and until now.


SDSU Rocket Project April Newsletter

The April newsletter is out from the SDSU Rocket Project, detailing the plans ahead of for future engine testing, come summer, and general manufacturing and design work.

Read it all here.

Rice Eclipse Hybrid Motor Test

Rice Eclipse, Rice University’s Aerospace Engineering organisation aim to build and launch a hybrid rocket to suborbital space within the next 4 years.

Follow the team on their website or Facebook!

Video Caption: This test was the fourth hot fire of our Mk1.1 hybrid engine, the first full ten second burn, and it was the first test of our thrust vector control through nitrogen injection. If you watch closely you can see the angle of the exhaust gases change in pulses as the burn progresses. This was a conservative first attempt to produce a side thrust, and over the next school year we will move toward more substantial thrust vectors.