Project Readiness Package
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Project METEOR is a multistage hybrid rocket program that will deliver small payloads into low-earth orbit. Project P08105 is a continuation of project P07105 from the 2007 academic year. This project's goal is to design, fabricate, test, and deliver a full scale launch capable hybrid rocket motor for flight at 80,000 ft. The hybrid rocket consists of a combination of solid rocket fuel (HTPB) and a liquid oxidizer (Nitrous Oxide) in order to create thrust. We will improve upon previous designs while concurrently implementing new technology.
- Main Objectives Include:
- Achieve Specific Impulse of 220 seconds.
- Produce a thrust to weight ratio of approximately 3:1.
- Achieve a burn time of 20 seconds at 80,000 ft in altitude.
Other aspects will include improving upon existing processes such as fuel grain molding, nozzle development, oxidizer injection, and static testing.
If you are interested in project P08105, any other METEOR project, or would like to attend a rocket test, please feel free to email Patrick Haus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Proposal Number
- Project Name
- METEOR 1,000 N (225 lbf) Liquid HTPB/NOX Engine
- Project Number
- Start Term
- End Term
- Dr. Kozak
- Customer organization
- RIT Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
- Customer contact information
- Dr. Patru
- Principal sponsor
- Harris Corporation and Project METEOR http://meteor.rit.edu
This is a continuation of Project P06006, P07105, P07106, P07109 and P07110.
Detailed Project Information
Project Budget and Special Procurement Processes
The Project has a budget of $ 5K, BUT ALL expenditures have to be reviewed and approved by Dr. Patru. The team is expected to generate an estimated budget by the end of the third week of school.