The team of the “Student rocket” project continues to actively work on the creation of a full-time carrier rocket of the CanSat microsatellite – the “Caliber 85”.
For this purpose, students under the guidance of experienced mentors with diligence fulfill planned tasks and conduct experiments:
To begin with, in April, a test burning of the engine of the Caliber 75-FS alternative stage took place. This engine was tested for the first time. During the work, it went to the regime and showed traction of 150 kg, but there was a rapid burnout of thermal insulation. The exceeded working pressure accelerated this process.
It should be noted, that within the normal operation of such an engine, a rocket of 80 mm caliber can achieve a speed of more than two flies and fly to a height of 6 km.
Watch the video of this test here.
Then, in early May, students successfully completed the first operation of manufacturing two test engines of 5000 N*s – the winding of shells.
See the workflow pictures in the gallery below.
Finally, according to the program of creating
competitive student rockets in the applications “Meteo 7000”, “Meteo 20000” and “Supersonic aerodynamic laboratory”, a
new solid propellant rocket with a class of 5000 N * s was designed,
manufactured and tested.
Students and project managers prepared the equipment for the production of fuel pellets, manufactured shells, calculated the thermal insulation and nozzle blocks, and assembled the engine. These tests were successful.
The team regularly works on the
mistakes and faults, because the main goal of participance is to learn from
experienced Noosphere Engineering School mentors to design and launch
satellites or test rockets independently.
Importantly, students not only actively achieve "Student rocket" goals, but also present their developments at the competitions. For instance, on June 9, the Second Student Space Tournament Star Track will be held, where students, graduates and young researchers will demonstrate their projects in the field of space research and compete for the opportunity to prepare a prototype for testing.
We wish the team inspiration and look forward to the results of the following tests!