Rocketry

ROCKETRY

Project Chimera

We are currently designing a hybrid engine from scratch, also known as Chimera. The Chimera project started late 2018, and we successfully tested a sub-model of the rocket within the first half of 2019. The rocket will be a single stage engine running on nitrous oxide and HDPE. The main objective is to build a low-cost, reliable engine which will give us experience and confidence for building a larger-scale version in the upcoming years.

 Key requirements:
  • Proof of ignition concept.
  • Update in-house hybrid rocket code which provides an analysis of the rocket performance and trajectory.
  • Manufacture as many components in-house as possible. 
  • Collection of pressure and temperature data from static test(s) to verify hybrid rocket performance simulation. 
 

Stay tuned for more updates! 

If you have any detailed questions about the Chimera project, please get in touch with us and we will try to answer them.