BURPG Lotus Engine Updates

Some interesting updates on the Boston University Rocket Propulsion Groups new Lotus rocket engine.

Lotus Dev 2 (Credit: BURPG)
Lotus Dev 2 (Credit: BURPG)

The engine has increased in thrust from 1,500lbf to 2,500lbf which has enabled the use of a single chamber assembly instead of the dual clustered setup originally designed. The team has also turned to Triton Space Technologies for their main valves, which will be pyro actuated poppet valves. (Triton make a range of valves and products so is worth a look for your next rocket project)

The team is still continuing development of a steel heat sink engine for ignition testing and general engine setup.

Iron Lotus (Credit: BURPG)
Iron Lotus (Credit: BURPG)

Work continues on Starscraper behind the scenes with subsystems having undergone design reviews.Looking forward to seeing this engine fire!

After a bit of bad luck in the past, it looks like the team is on track for some exciting engine fires and space shot launches very soon!

You can read the full progress update here.

 

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