Open Source Solid Fuel Rocket

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- A rocket engine that uses the burning of a solid propellant to produce thrust

- Usualy Can't Be Throttled (and can't be turned off once it starts), but does produce a lot of thrust cheaply, and reliable

- A hazard is air pockets forming because these have a nasty habit of exploding

Used For

- Open Source Spacecraft Construction Set

Industry Standards

- Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster

Existing Open Source Designs


Minimum Viable Product

- Extremely High Thrust

- Extremely Reliable

- As Light as Possible

- As High of a Specific Impulse as Possible

- As Cheap as Possible

Basic Design




See Also


Useful Links

- Wikipedia Page on Solid Rocket Boosters