• Successful separation test of a blackpowder charge
  • Launch of STR06!
  • Tilt up the startramp
  • Launch of STR06A
  • Deploying of the main-cute

Premiere at the flight-event in Manching

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In late August, a delegation of the TU Wien Space Team visited the flight-event in Manching (GER), organized by Solaris-RMB and AGM similar to the year before. There were several launches with different configurations of STR06 planned, such as the first two-stage rocket.

STR06 with H148R

To test the newly developed recovery-system configuration and the new electronics bay, the first launch was planned to take the rocket to approx. 200m only. See some impressions and the results in the following gallery:

The successful flight proved the functionality of the concept and everything is prepared for a future flight of this airframe with heights exceeding 2000m.

STR06A: Two-stage rocket with I600 and D9

Premiere: The first successful two-staged flight of a Space Team rocket.

For the very first launch of a two-stage rocket we chose the D9 motor for the upper-stage, a motor with very low thrust only. But this is sufficient for a Proof-Of-Concept of the sequence plan, the staging and the ignition of the upper-stage motor. This motor was ignited a few seconds after the stage separation by our board electronic, which could easily be seen from the ground.

The separation for recovering the upper-stage was done by means of a pyroless-recovery system, a self-development based on a gas-filled cylinder at a pressure of 70bar. This gas can be discharged instantly to deploy the parachute fast and reliably.

The overall flight proceeded successfully and the team is ready for the next two-stage flights: The realization of The Hound is closing in.

The results

The following table shows the results of the successful flight-event:

AirframeLengthTake-off weightMotorAltitude (barometric)Altitude, max. GNSS-fixMax. velocity (via accelerometer)Max. acceleration measured
STR06162 cm2659gH148R216 m
(sim. 242 m)
230 m65 m/s
(sim. 67 m/s)
6 g
STR06A Booster247 cm6655gI600361 m
(sim. 332 m)
n/a92 m/s
(sim. 85 m/s)
15 g
STR06A SustainerD9500 m
(sim. 402 m)
447 m92 m/s
(sim. 85 m/s)
15 g