Starchaser Completes Phase 1 of Hybrid Rocket Engine Testing

starchaserrocketSTARCHASER UPDATE

Phase one testing on our eco-friendly hybrid rocket engine project has been completed. A full report is available in the member’s area. Phase two is now underway which includes the testing of eight different fuels in our “small” hybrid engine.

Fuels currently under evaluation include HTPB rubber, white polythene, polythene + carbon, polypropylene, HTPB + tyre rubber, HTPB + aluminium, acrylic and ultra high molecular weight polythene. In each case a sample of exhaust gases are being trapped and analysed. The most environmentally friendly fuels will then be further tested in the one tonne thrust engine.