Thanks to INEKO S.L. for giving us sensors needed for the testing of the hybrid technology engines. We will use them to measure in which conditions the flux of oxidant is being injected, in order to compare the suitability of the different fuel mixtures. One of the requirements of the supply system of the engine
M1 is our first rocket motor prototype. It will allow us to carry out experiments to design future rockets later on. It will serve us to compare fuels and to choose the most suitable for efficient propulsion. When performing the experiments we will face the following problem: the flow of the oxidant is not constant.
SENER is the pioneer of the aerospace field in the Basque Country, with 30+ years of experience and counting. They create from launch towers, ISS and satellite structural components, to jet engine nozzles. A few days ago we celebrated a two hour meeting where they evaluated in detail the design of M1. We examinated together
A few days ago we signed an important agreement with a very special partner, the CFAA, or ‘Centro de Fabricación Avanzada Aeronaútica‘ in Spanish. This is an essential boost to the development of our hybrid motors, M1 and M2, as well as our future family of rockets, COSMOX. The Aeronautics Advanced Manufacturing Center (CFAA) was created
A few days ago we did our first Preliminary Design Review of our hybrid rocket engine test stand, M1. A technical overview of the engine was imparted to Added Value Solutions, finding no issues with the current design. This is a very important milestone, making it possible for us to meet our deadline of having
The first day. The first day was the reception day. Our friends at Aula Espazio and Sener introduced us to representatives of companies such as Satlantis and ESTEC-ESA. They showed us their current projects and also talked about space, science and the current state of the industry. Later, there was a talk given by
Friday night. Friday was a frenetic day. We had to finish testing ALPHA’s avionics, we had to run one last simulation and we had to drive to Huesca, where the launch site was located. Everything ran smoothly and in the afternoon we packed our tools and rode our cars, carefully placing ALPHA in the back of one vehicle.