Cal Poly O-4300 Static Test

Video Caption: California State Polytechnic University Pomona static test of their motor for the 30,000′ FAR-1030 competition. Friends of Amateur Rocketry (aka FAR) test and launch facility in the Mojave Desert. Motor was an O-4300 impulse apcp experimental propellant.

Cal Poly Pomona’s New Liquid Rocket Lab

See the full Facebook post here.
Great to see this amount of money being injected into helping build the next generation of aerospace leaders.

The team also feature in Cal Poly’s digital magazine where you can get to know their Bronco launch vehicle and members of the team, you can read the article here.

CPP LRL Avionic Testing

Cal Poly Pomona Liquid Rocket Lab recently tested the avionics and recovery system for their Bronco launch vehicle, intend for the FAR MARS competition.

Bronco is a liquid oxygen/liquid methane rocket designed to fly to 45,000ft to capture the prize.

 

Cal Poly Space Systems HM-7 Hot Fire

Cal Poly Space Systems recently conducted a test of their HM-7 hybrid rocket engine.

The engine is fueled by Nitrous Oxide and Hydroxyl Terminated Polybutadiene (HTPB), and is designed to produce 400lbf of thrust for 12sec.

Cal Poly Space Systems HM-7 Rocket Engine Test

Video CaptionCal Poly Space Systems‘ (CPSS) second test fire of Hybrid Motor 7 (HM-7).
Test Conducted on March 15, 2016

Fuel: Hydroxyl Terminated Polybutadiene (HTPB)
Oxidizer: Nitrous Oxide
Thrust: 400lbs
Isp: 227 sec