ERIG: Hydra 4X Test

The video’s show the HYDRA 4X hybrid rocket motor testing from the Fall and Summer of 2018.

ERIG is a team of students from the Technical University of Braunschweig, developing and constructing experimental rockets. HYDRA 4X produces 2000 N of thrust and will burn for 15 s propelling the team’s FAUST II rocket to 10 km in altitude.

Nucleus Launch Series

Stepping away from the amateur side of things but this video series on Nammo’s launch of their Nucleus sounding rocket is pretty cool and worth a watch.

The 30kN thrust, 356mm dia hybrid rocket uses hydrogen peroxide and HTPB fuel, and flew to 107.4 km in September of 2018, making it the first hybrid rocket to reach space.

Rice Eclipse: Luna Engine Test

Video Caption: On March 3rd, the Rice Eclipse team conducted two hot fires of the Luna hybrid rocket engine. The first test, the seventh of this propulsion system, implemented gas injection thrust vector control and a new impinging injector plate geometry. The second test used a recently machined combustion chamber and bulkhead as well as a new batch of chemicals. If you would like to learn more about our team and projects, please visit our website at http://eclipse.rice.edu/ or contact us at eclipse@rice.edu.

University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Aerospace Systems Research Group Fails to take Flight

Video caption: As part of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Aerospace Research programme, the test was part of a plan to develop expertise in rocket propulsion technology.

The plan? To send payload-carrying rockets into short suborbital flights before returning to earth. Masters students and industry experts waited in anticipation to see the two-year-old project take off.

DARE DHX-400 Nimbus Test

From Facebook,

The 11th engine test is finally here! After the success of the last test, we are happy to announce that test 11 yielded an even better result! Not only did we manage to reach the full design burn time of the engine, we also even managed to extend the burn time of the engine, improving the total performance of the engine. Are you curious to see what burn time we reached? Then check out this video!

Cal Poly Space Systems Hybrid Motor Test

Video Cation: Test fire of Cal Poly Space System’s experimental rocket engine, Hybrid Motor 7 – Heavy. The test occurred on January 20, 2018, in the Cal Poly Propulsion Laboratory.