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Genesis of LMR & HPR.

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457mm (18") CUSTOM HTP HYBRID MOTORS

PHOTO, VIDEO and LINK GALLERY!!
More power to you indeed . . .



Go to the bottom of this link and click on the video.
Many Bloodhound SSC links from there to explore.


18 inch diameter HTP catalyst pack on the forklift.


18 inch diameter (86% H2O2) HTP-HTPB Hybrid motor run.


18 inch diameter HTP-HTPB Hybrid fuel section, combustion chamber, and nozzle.
Jerry Irvine co-designed the propulsion system. Bigger really is better.


It's time to make a system that will cause people to move beyond the speed of expectation.



424 kb video of Jerry discussing the initial test
conditions for a low thrust and short duration firing.

Notice:
Please sit down and see something rare and cool.
6.4mb video.mov Go!


This 18" diameter indoor HTP-HTPB hybrid firing and video was operated
at 800 psi inlet pressure and produced over 19,000 pounds thrust. Note the
well formed shock or Mach diamonds. The firing was very smooth and
well accepted by a large 120,000 web and 400 member live public audience.

"Following last month's hugely successful rocket firing, we've been
thrilled by the very high levels of international interest. In the
first 48 hours, we ran over 300,000 pages on our website and over
6 million views on YouTube. We're still analysing the data from the
rocket firing but it turns out that we got even more than we bargained
for.
" - Andy Green, Bloodhound SSC Driver, November 2012

It really is all about the rocket, isn't it? Why not dispose of the
excess mass of the jet engine and the formula piston motor, for the pump
and transiton to a rocket only with turbopump for Bloodhound SSC 2? M2.

Brought to you from the people at U.S. Rockets who DESIGNED THE
ROCKET THAT DELIVERED THE GOODS, AND THE VIEWS, AND THE
SPONSORS, OF BLOODHOUND SSC. It's time to expand the student outreach!



You may pay for your tickets when exiting the theater . . . . . (smile)



Let's roll.



Just increasing operating pressure a bit improves efficiency enough
to form complete shock diamonds. This without even an optimum nozzle
throat diameter or expansion ratio settings. It keeps getting better!
All of our tests are done with flight weight hardware to keep it real.
Delivered sea level Isp is 240 pound-seconds per pound of propellant!

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