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…

The new spike, made of 6061 Aluminum

New Spike!

We made a new nozzle for the cold-flow rocket engine. By comparing the results of cold-flow tests performed on the two spike versions, the team is gaining valuable insights about aerospike nozzle design.