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College Students Building Rocket to Cross Karman Line
A team of Stevens Institute students are trying to build the most affordable rocket to ever reach outer space.
By Eric Kiefer, Patch Staff | Dec 6, 2018

The Suborbital Modular Rocket (SMRt) is a powerful and versatile launch platform. It is intended to be a proof of concept for a low-earth-orbit (LEO) capable platform, but is powerful enough to be a useful vehicle in its own right. The SMRt is a single-stage rocket fueled by a liquid propulsion system. The regeneratively cooled engine is pressure fed liquid oxygen and RP-1. Helium is used as the pressurant. The vehicle was designed with the intention of being fully reusable. All flight functions, including engine control, telemetry, and recovery are controlled by a commercial off the shelf flight computer.

Currently, the team is moving forward with the construction and testing of a 15-foot carbon fiber and aluminum rocket capable of sending an eight-kilogram payload into space. The proposed rocket will include a 3D-printed Inconel-718 engine and injector that are fully designed by the students, as well as a pressure-fed propulsion system. The rocket is also designed to be fully recoverable through a drogue-chute and parachute system that should allow a "relatively safe descent to earth."





 

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