Rocket

In development

N-2 rocket

Our current target is to develop the N-2 rocket, which can bring our payload up to 500m altitudes. The casing and the nozzle of the solid rocket motor are made with aluminum. The fuselage is made with the fiberglass material. It will demonstrat the performance of our flight controller to stabilize the rocket using reaction wheel mechanism. The payload camera will capture the movie during flight. The payload will be recovered by parachute and telemetry system using GPS.

Due to the higher apogee, the launch is planned together with the regulatory authorities, such as Kenya Space Agency (KSA) and Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA).

Specification

Length: 128 cm

Simulated total weight: 3.48 kg

Simulated apogee: 528 m

Airframe material: Fibreglass

Propellant: KNSB (I229 class 50mm SRM)

Simulated total impulse: 503 N•s

Launch history

April 22, 2022 (Low altitude test flight. Report is here)

Report

The presentation for the final presentation is here. PDF (3.8MB)

N-1 rocket

N-1 rocket is our first rocket powered by a solid rocket motor that uses sugar and potassium nitrate as the propellant. The airframe is 3D printed and equips the minimum required flight electronics. Through the development of the N-1 rocket, we aimed to acquire basic rocketry techniques and establish a safety launch sequence.

Specification

Length: 99.6 cm

Simulated total weight: 1.28 kg

Simulated apogee: 285 m

Airframe material: PLA (3D printed)

Propellant: KNSU (G146 class 40mm SRM)

Simulated total impulse: 110 N•s

Launch history

April 20, 2021

May 3, 2021 (Recorded apogee: 34m)

May 7, 2021

Report

The presentation for the final presentation is here. PDF (2.1MB)