Destination Moon is the joint venture between past interns of RML Space Lab and Copenhagen Suborbital’s, Stefan Eisenknappl and Jop Nijenhuis. Their goal is to build and launch the world’s most powerful amateur rocket, in this case a 65kN thrust hybrid rocket inspired by the XFLR-6 moon rocket from the Tin-Tin comic book series.
The Luna rocket will stand 8.5m tall and is 1m in diameter and will be capable of lifting 500kg of payload mass to 10km in altitude.
Jop and Stefan have already made good progress with the building of the rocket engine and recent pressure testing of the oxidiser tank.
The goal is to perform a static engine test in the next couple of months and then launch the rocket from the Baltic Sea in Autumn of this year.