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Hermes 1 Launches to 32,400 ft above California

On July 21, 2018 Hermes 1 soared to 32,400 ft above the Mojave Desert. This flight achieved many notable superlatives for MIT’s Rocket Team, and collegiate rocketry in general. Largest MIT rocket flown by the team, by weight (121 lbs), propellant (36 lbs), and altitude First MIT built solid rocket motor to fly, culminating almost three…

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P-19,000 Static Fire Complete

On February 24, 2018 MIT Rocket Team fired our first ‘P’ motor. As a class 3 motor, this represents our first step beyond the world of hobby rocketry and into the stratospheric heights of actual rocket science. This test produced 65,077 Ns at a peak pressure of 1440 psi and 22,970 N of thrust. The…