Instagram Pic of the Week

UC Irvine Rocket Project Test LOX/Methane Rocket Engine

UC Irvine Rocket Project, founded in 2017, recently had a successful test of their  LOX/Methane rocket engine.

With development starting 15 months ago the team is aiming for the Base 11 Space Challenge and FAR MARS Prize. Engine testing will continue in January and March, this will lead to a launch attempt in May/June of 2020.

The team is also developing a new test stand, appropriately named “Cold Brew”, the stand will be capable of firing an engine of up to 10,000 lbf (44.5 kN).

DARE: DHX-400 Nimbus Test 20

The Nitrous oxide hybrid rocket engine will power the team’s Stratos IV rocket to over 100km, launching from South Africa in 2020.

Video Caption: The 20th test of the DHX-400 ‘Nimbus hybrid rocket engine. This is the first full-burn (38 seconds) test of the motor featuring in the configuration with a titanium composite nozzle!

Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering is one of the largest and most advanced student rocketry teams in the world. As a Dreamteam of Delft University of Technology, we aim at providing students with a hands-on experience that is unique in this world. Next to our Stratos and Aether flagship projects, the DARE conducts fundamental research in all fields of sounding rocketry, such as propulsion, recovery, control, structural design and recovery.

Liquid Rocket Engines 3: Sleeve and Seals

Video Caption: Hi Rocketeers! This episode focuses on the parts of the pintle, and getting them ready for drawings.

Parker O-Ring Guide:…

Students Space Association at Warsaw University 18.5 km Rocket Launch

The team broke the amateur rocket altitude record for Poland set at 12.3 km. The 7.5 kN thrust rocket motor burnt for 3.5 seconds sending to rocket 18.5 km in altitude. Although the parachute did not deploy the team was still able to retrieve full telemetry for the duration of the flight.

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.

MIT Rocket Team 2017 – 2018 Recap

Video Caption: Mixing over 290 lbs of propellant for 236,380 Ns of Impulse, the MIT Rocket Team has one of the premier student propulsion teams on the planet, and we’d like to recognize the countless hours they’ve put into their work. Producer: Sam A.