“Right from launch the first stage burnt perfectly, we had really nice separation and really nice ignition...after that, the nozzle of the second stage motor blew out, so you get this big cloud and explosion. It didn't destroy the rocket as such, but it meant we lost all thrust...”
Project Sunride is the University of Sheffield’s student-led rocket team. The team holds the UK altitude record at 36,274ft. The team launched 7 rockets last year, including Karman Alpha to 22,000ft and Mach 1.1. The Sunfire engine was the first 3D printed and the most powerful student-built liquid rocket engine at the UK Race to Space competition.
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