P08105: METEOR Hybrid Rocket Motor

Project Readiness Package

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Project Overview

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:

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 pjh7528@rit.edu.

Administrative Information

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
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Project Continuation

This is a continuation of Project P06006, P07105, P07106, P07109 and P07110.

Detailed Project Information


Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

Regulatory Requirements

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Team Values and Norms

Grading and Assessment Scheme

Required Resources

Concept Development

Identify Customer Needs

Establish Target Specifications


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.

Safety Constraints

Refer to Projects: P06006, P07105, P07106, P07109 and P07110 documents.