Video Caption:This miniature documentary was created to highlight the San Diego State Rocket Project’s endeavor to build a dual cryogenic rocket, initially designed to compete in the FAR/MARS rocketry competition. With more than two years of engineering work, Lady Elizabeth launched to an altitude of 13,205 feet, leaving behind a legacy for many rocketeers to come.
Music (in order of appearance):
1901 – Phoenix
Unstoppable Now – The Phantoms
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
Should I Stay or Should I Go (Remastered) – The Clash
Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band
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).
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.
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.