Propulsion System Design for a Reusable Sub-orbital Rocket Launcher

Masters project by Team Rocket at the University of Strathclyde.


There were many different ideas during the initial brainstorming of the design. Some of the ideas included the different engine cycles for the feed system:

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Different cooling systems, such as use of ceramics, regenerative cooling, and ablative cooling. In terms of throttling the engine, multiple nozzle design was considered but rejected as a simpler solution was found.