publication . Article . 2005

Current status of rocket developments in universities -development of a small hybrid rocket with a swirling oxidizer flow type engine

Yuasa, Saburo; Kitagawa, Koki;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005 Journal: The Journal of Space Technology and Science, volume 21, issue 1, pages 1-11 (issn: 0911551x, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: 日本ロケット協会
Abstract
To develop an experimental small hybrid rocket with a swirling gaseous oxygen flow type engine, we made a flight model engine. Burning tests of the engine showed that a maximum thrust of 692 N and a specific impulse of 263 s (at sea level) were achieved. We designed a small hybrid rocket with this engine. The rocket measured 1.8 m in length and 15.4 kg in mass. To confirm the flight stability of the rocket, wind tunnel tests using a 112-scale model of the rocket and simulations of the flight attitude and trajectory were carried out. A flight test was conducted at Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan on March 2001. The rocket reached an altitude of about 600 m, thus record...
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