The Hound, a two-stage rocket with commercial off the shelf motors that was built to bring the European altitude record to Vienna. After two unsuccessful attempts in 2018 and 2019, the third one was planned for 2021.
It was the 1st of March 2020, on a cold winter day, when we gathered in Germany in the fields near Straubing, to launch our rockets for the first time. In the fields where the launch took place was a … Continued
In August 2019 the TU Vienna Spaceteam visited the company “Austin Powder” to carry out measures for the new upper stage ignition. The ignition of the upper stage during the flight is essential in order to carry out a successful … Continued
In September 2019 the TU Wien Space team travelled with two rockets to the US to break the altitude record of student teams. Having the rockets “The Hound 1” and “The Hound 2” with them the goal was clear: Crossing … Continued
With the two-stage rocket “The Hound” of the TU Wien Space Team the current altitude record for “experimental rockets built by European student teams” should fall. For this goal one needs a rocket structure as light as possible, which withstands … Continued
Our boardcomputer, called FMS (Flight Management System), not only houses a Cortex M3, memory, inertial sensors, and pressure sensors but also a GNSS module from uBlox. More specifically, the uBlox CAM-M8Q. For most of our previous rocket launches the specifications … Continued
If our rocket performs as we expect, we reach an altitude that is beyond the “von Karman line”. A rocket which has to fly up to the desired heights experiences lots of stresses that don’t need to be considered for … Continued
This year the second SSEA (Symposium on Space Educational Activities) took place in Budapest. Andreas Bauernfeind represented the TU Wien Space Team and presented his paper „Pyroless Recovery System“. Furthermore, REXUS Projekt Daedalus, which emerged from a cooperation with the … Continued