Exoplanet Company

Jonny Hyman, whom I earlier posted about, has now consolidated his rocket efforts under the name Exoplanet Company. Jonny has started by open sourcing his GUI he has built to test his rocket engines and this can now be found on GitHub for you to download and set up for yourself!

In the 2nd video below Jonny explains how the GUI works and how it is integrated into his ground test system for a hybrid rocket motor.

Make sure to follow Jonny on Twitter as he recently live-streamed an engine test, unfortunately, a bad ignition did not lead to a sustained burn. Never the less watch this space!

 

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Backyard Hybrid Rockets

Abit of a tweet storm from me, but this is one project worth showcasing.

Jonny Hyman has over the past few months been working to develop his own hybrid rocket propulsion system. Not only has he been developing the engine but also all the necessary ground support equipment required which is just as impressive as the engine itself.

Jonny has produced an impressive engine monitoring system, from the GUI to the camera system set up in his backyard. The engine is expected to produce 40N of thrust, able to be throttled and will have fast restart times.

You can follow Jonny on Twitter (most updates here) or check out his website and Instagram pages.