The hybrid rocket works by injecting liquid oxidizer into a combustion chamber with solid fuel inside. As the combustion chamber ignites, pyrolysis will occur at the solid fuel surface. These small fuel particles will mix and react with the oxidizer. The biggest advantage of the hybrid rocket system is that the fuel is in the solid state at room temperature, which makes it easy and safe to store. Even if the container or the combustor is damaged, the fuel in this system will not explode. In the technical report of AMROC, the TNT equivalent of hybrid rocket engine is 0. This is a safe, reliable and affordable rocket engine. Furthermore, if the propellant chosen only consist of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen atoms, the combustion products will only be nitrogen, water and carbon dioxide. This is relatively environmental friendly.
Historically, many orbital vehicles have been launched by various countries like USA, India, and Japan. They all share a common trait. Not only are they fast (by fast we mean very very fast) but they are also built like a tank. But have you ever wondered? What makes this huge streamlined chunk of metal go beyond the boundaries of the Earth? It is indeed the rocket engine, the heart of any launch vehicle. So, what makes a good Rocket Engine? We at ARRC have an answer for you. A good rocket engine has the following characteristics:
A good vacuum Specific Impulse (Isp), generally more than 300s
Capable of throttling
Implementation of Thrust Vector Control (TVC)
Advanced Rocket Research Center (ARRC) is an autonomous sounding rocket research organization established at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in 2012 funded by corporate and private donations. Our goal is to contribute to Taiwan’s development in space technology, and we aim to develop carrier rockets which are indegeniously designed and manufactured in Taiwan to prove our capability in carrying satellites and other scientific payloads to orbit.
- 09.2018 ~ 06.2021
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APPLThe purpose of launching APPL as an experimental rocket series was to test thebasic rocket systems, staging sequences, deployment...
HTTP-3SOur 20th flight test was held on 24th March 2014 in form of HTTP-3S. The rocket waslaunched from the east coast of Pingtung....
HTTP-2ßOn 7th September, our 16th test named HTTP-2ß was launched from the east coast ofPingtung. The HTTP-3ß was also a two-...
HTTP-2αHTTP-2α, formally known as HTTP-2 was our 12th flight test scheduled to launch fromthe east coast of Pingtung. The launch...
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