Instagram Pic of the Week

Painting today! #astronaut #space #rocket #diy #maker #refshaløen

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Destination Moon Unveil SAGAN-65 Hybrid Rocket Engine

A few specs,

  • 65kN thrust
  • PUR/Nitrous Oxide, fuel/oxidiser
  • Mass flow of 28.8kg/s
  • 8 port wagon wheel fuel grain configuration
  • 220mm diameter throat

Check out more info over on Facebook or the team’s website.

Destination Moon – LUNA Rocket Specs

A nice infographic from the Destination Moon team highlighting the LUNA rocket.

Make sure to follow their progress on,
Facebook
Website
Instagram

Instagram Pic of the Week

Cutting more steel flanges for the pre-combustion chamber of the rocket engine. Torch away!

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Introducing Destination Moon

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.

Destination Moon Luna (Credit: Destination Moon)

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.

Make sure to stay up to date on this exciting project by checking out the team’s Website Facebook and Instagram.