Friday, April 20, 2012

Sugar Shot to Space motor casing

This is a scaled-down test motor for the Sugar Shot to Space project. At each step, this team is testing larger motors, working their way up to the full-scale project. This latest development is exciting because it means that the space shot is not too far off. The SS2S team plans to fire a very large (comparable in size to an S or T composite motor) rocket, but to do so with a dual thrust motor. That is, a motor that burns for boost, burns a delay, and then starts burning under thrust again. This helps improve overall altitude, reducing drag and dynamic pressure. Read more about this at Randy's Rocketry and about the SS2S.

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