Hacked Gadgets Forum

March 8, 2010

Worlds most Powerful Private Rocket

at 2:07 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Insane Equipment, What Were They Thinking

worlds-most-powerfull-private-rocket


Jonathan from iTrends.dk gave us the heads up about a Denmark team who is building the Worlds most Powerful Private Rocket. Their goal is to send a person into space! Sounds like a blast, but I’m not sure I would want to be the first one to test it out.

“This is a non-profit suborbital space endeavor, based entirely on sponsors and volunteers.
Our mission is to launch a human being into space. We are working fulltime to develop a series of suborbital space vehicles – designed to pave the way for manned space flight on a micro size spacecraft. Two rocket vehicles are under development. A small unmanned sounding rocket, named Hybrid Atmospheric Test Vehicle or HATV and a larger booster rocket named Hybrid Exo Atmospheric Transporter or HEAT, designed to carry a micro spacecraft into a suborbital trajectory in space.”










 

Man, bounced that for days thanks being again, this I what cialis . Compare and coupons other and at...


Related Posts

Build a Paper Rocket
Homemade Rocket Motor Test
Arduino Rocket Launcher
Coil Making 101: Pancake Coils
Rocket Altimeter Project
Model Rocket Launched with Camera
Single and Dual Stage Rocket Timer
Sugar Rockets

 


 

13 Responses to “Worlds most Powerful Private Rocket”

  1. Lars Says:

    pretty wicked! 🙂

  2. Chris Says:

    massive! but not very accurate, the burn rate varies alot, the burn is everything else than static and so must be the thrust. maybe it needs some rethinking, especially concerning the nozzle and the array and form of the propellant.

  3. Inventorjack Says:

    @Chris: I know next to nothing about rocketry, but isn’t the ability to adjust thrust and direction important? Just purely a guess, but maybe they’re testing those capabilities?

  4. Wulff Says:

    Hi. I have been reading a bit about theese guys on a danish engineering site.. there was a problem during test, with their solid part of the rocket booster, which didn’t hold up quite as good as they hoped, so they are trying to fix that at the moment and are plannning another fullscale test.

    But it deffinetly makes a geek like me a bit proud to be danish…. 😀

  5. 6月に宇宙に飛び立つ、一人乗りDIYロケット(HEAT-1X) : monogocoro ものごころ Says:

    […] Thanks!:Hacked Gadgets | Hybrid Exo Atmospheric Transporter(HEAT-1X) Subscribe to comments Comment | Trackback | Post Tags: Copenhagen Suborbitals, ロケット, 宇宙 […]

  6. Jonathan Says:

    Wulff -> That was one of the earlier tests, where the rocket burned thru the casing. That is now fixed – and the latest test went as planned.

  7. MadScott Says:

    They’ve got a lot to learn about reentry – the clear dome is apparently the leading surface during reentry and should disintegrate almost immediately – also the pilot is going to be descending in a head-down attitude which may render him unconscious. If the reentry is going to be “feet first”, they’ll need to find a way to dependably eject the lower heat shield so the drogue can deploy (whipping the pilot around to a head-down attitude as the chute opens).

  8. Chris Says:

    @Inventorjack
    yes that’s true for complex rocket engines like the space shuttle glider. Simple solid stage rockets do not ajdust the vector of thrus (except maybe the IRIS-T and the new AIM-9x Sidewinder air to air missiles – but these are very complex systems) and certainly the burn rate of solid propellants can not be varied. Once ignited they just.. well.. burn to death 🙂

  9. Andre Says:

    how can it be a rocket if it doesn’t fly, is like my radio that everything works is just doesn’t have sound.

  10. Carl-Johan Says:

    “They’ve got a lot to learn about reentry – the clear dome is apparently the leading surface during reentry and should disintegrate almost immediately – also the pilot is going to be descending in a head-down attitude which may render him unconscious. If the reentry is going to be “feet first”, they’ll need to find a way to dependably eject the lower heat shield so the drogue can deploy (whipping the pilot around to a head-down attitude as the chute opens).”

    MadScott, it´s a suborbital flight, heat will probably not be a problem. The shuttle will never leave the atmosphere. Aerodynamic heating starts to become a problem in very high speeds, like mach 1.5+. Look close at the “sequence drawing”, or fig 4. The shuttle will touchdown with the astronauts feets down, although the parachute is stored in the rear.

    /Regards from Sweden

  11. Jonathan Says:

    MadScott –> The dome will NOT be the head down when descending. It will be bottom first, slightly tipped – for higher air resistance.

  12. kannan Says:

    uumm… just curious….
    can’t the rocket be made a lil lighter, taken to the edge of atmosphere using balloons(helium or whatever) and then launched?
    That could save some money and be simple to construct???

    -k

  13. Drum Says:

    Maybe this just isn’t in the drawings, but shouldn’t there be some sort of Oxygen Supply in there???? I hope the test it with something other than a live person first…..

Leave a Reply

Internal Links:

Categories:

Search:

Google
Hacked Gadgets
Web

Site Sponsors:

Nuts and Volts Electronic Labs Trossen Robotics Free Technical Publications Blue LED

 

Recent Comments:

More RSS Feed Options

Site Sponsors:

 

Interesting Sites: