Propulsion

The members of our Propulsion Team research, develop, manufacture, and test the propulsion system used for our rocket.

The members of this team specialize in developing the propellant, hardware, and performance characteristics for the solid rocket motor used on our rocket. Our Propulsion Team is currently in the research and development phase of a sub-scale motor (followed by a full-scale motor) to be tested in early 2019.

Propulsion Update 01/27/2021

After having a successful small scale test in December 2019, the team started working on a 98mm midscale motor, which was manufactured in September 2020. To test the midscale motor a new key site was needed and the team is working on obtaining a shipping container that provides housing for the test stand.

The team plans to continue research and development in areas such as nozzle manufacturing, 3D geometries, and vacuum processing.