Base 11 Space Challenge Phase 1 Finalists

The Base 11 space challenge is a $1 million dollar prize for a university team to build, test and fly a liquid-fueled rocket to 100 km by the end of December 2021.

Phase 1 saw the teams conduct preliminary designs of their rockets including details of simulations and initial test data, all documented and submitted in a report.

The best submissions qualified for the Phase 1 prize of which the following teams are finalists,

The winner will be announced June 24th with $50k of prize money up for grabs.

Support PSAS

Help the team out, they give back so much on their Github, make sure to Donate here.

Video Caption: Help the Portland State Aerospace Society (PSAS) build its next generation, liquid fuel engine rocket! Donate at https://giving.psuf.org/psas-cf

The Portland State Aerospace Society has been pushing the boundaries in amateur rocketry for years, developing novel technologies like the wrap-around antenna band and a sophisticated flight computer. Now we are pushing the envelope even further as this year we are testing a new carbon fiber airframe and developing our own bi-propellant liquid fuel engine system using isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and liquid oxygen (LOX).

PSAS Recovery Testing

Portland State Aerospace society is working towards building and flying a liquid fuelled rocket to 100km. These latest videos show recovery testing for their LV3 rocket.

Follow the team here!

PSAS Electric Feed System Presentation

A nice video overview of the PSAS electric Feed system pump. As well as the presentation, the pump is also setup and shown in action.

Video Caption: In-depth presentation and hands-on demo of the work of the EFS capstone team to transfer knowledge to the group.

Demo starts at 1:48:20

PSAS Pump Work

Portland State Aerospace Society continues to develop their electric driven propellant pump.

PSAS Pump Testing

Piglet the Pump!

Some nice pump hardware from Portland State Aerospace Society, read my previous post on this for more info and links to make your own!!