SDSU Rocket Project Fly and Successfully Recover Lox/Methane rocket

The SDSU Rocket Project had a successful launch of their Lox/Methane powered Lady Elizabeth rocket this past weekend. Reaching 13,200 ft (4.02 km), the liquid-fueled rocket was recovered successfully as shown in the video below.

The team is planning on launching Lady Elizabeth in the FAR MARS prize for a shot at winning up to $100k for a flight to 45,000 ft (13.716 km).

 

SDSU Rocket Project: LOX/LCH4 Static Fire D

This was the team’s 4th hot fire test of their LOX/LCH4 rocket engine intended to power their Lady Elizabeth rocket in the upcoming FAR MARS competition.

Video Caption: On October 20th, 2018, the SDSU Rocket Project had their fourth static hot fire of a LOX/LCH4 Engine designed for the FAR/Mars Launch Contest. This upload is a compilation of footage capturing the team during the rocket engine test.

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Rocket Project at UCLA Shoot for the FAR MARS Prize

Rocket Project at UCLA has become one of the first teams to launch for the FAR MARS prize.

The team launched their Odyssey 2 rocket from the FAR test site on May 5th, unfortunately, ~7-8s into the flight while travelling at ~ Mach 1 the vehicle was lost due to a RUD (Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly). The team believe this was caused due to torsion on a welded fitting to the fuel tank.
Building and flying a liquid fuelled rocket is no mean feat, so a fantastic achievement from the team and they are not stopping here, the team plan to be back next year to have another shot at the prize.

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SDSU Rocket Project March Newsletter

SDSU Rocket Project after a successful static fire of their lox/methane rocket engine (Credit: SDSU Rocket Project)

The March newsletter is out from the SDSU Rocket Project, detailing the plans ahead of the FAR MARS competition, recent engine testing and future planned hot-fire testing.

The team have been building a LOX/Methane regen engine, so will worth a look and follow!

Read it all here!

SDSU Rocket Project Second LOX/LCH4 Test

Video Caption: On March 3rd, 2018, the SDSU Rocket Project had their second static hot fire of a LOX/LCH4 Engine designed towards the FAR/Mars Launch Contest. This upload contains the compiled footage of all engine burn videos during Static Hot Fire B.