32.3km Altitude Record for HYEND

After going through their data from their recent successful HEROS 3 rocket launch the students of HYEND have confirmed that the rocket reached a peak altitude of 32.3km (105,971 ft) and therefore taking the European student and amateur rocket altitude record, previously held by  Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering.

 

I find it interesting that the rocket had only a 70% fill load of nitrous oxide and was launch at an angle of 80 deg from vertical. Given a full tank and greater launch angle the team have predicted that they could reach 50km in altitude, that is half way to space! Very impressive.

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