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Brake disc spin test

Getting to 1,000 mph is relatively easy, slowing down safely before you run out of desert is much more of a challenge. 
 
At 1,000 mph there will be 15 tonnes of drag pushing against the car.
When the jet and rocket engines are switched off BLOODHOUND will rapidly decelerate to 800 mph at which point the air brakes will start to be deployed. They will open out into the airflow and maintain 3G deceleration (the equivalent of you going from 60 mph - 0 in one second - for 20 seconds). 
 

BLOODHOUND TV BHTV fires up a rocket in the workshop

Thursday, 20 March, 2014

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This episode of Cisco BHTV explores the three types of rocket; liquid, solid and hybrid and discovers how BLOODHOUND’s rocket will produce 12 tonnes of thrust to blast the car down the desert racetrack.

BLOODHOUND Television Castrol's heritage in Land Speed Racing

Wednesday, 19 February, 2014

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BLOODHOUND's new partner, Castrol, has a notable heritage in Land Speed Racing, the original, purest and fastest form of automotive competition. The land speed record has been broken 21 times with Castrol as a partner, from  Sir Malcolm Campbell’s first record attempt in 1924 (146mph / 235kmh) to a 30-year history of supporting the Thrust campaigns. Thrust successfully raised the Land Speed Record first to 633 mph (1,019 kmh) with Richard Noble’s Thrust 2, and then to 763 mph (1,228 kmh) with Andy Green at the helm of Thrust SSC in 1997. This record still stands today and will be the first target for BLOODHOUND SSC when it arrives in Hakskeen Pan, South Africa in 2015. 

Cisco BHTV How to design your own 1,000 mph car

Wednesday, 5 February, 2014

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Last autumn 200 pupils learned how to design their own 1,000 mph cars.
 
11 to 14-year-old pupils from 12 Bristol schools took part in SPEED: Beat the Bloodhound,  a team-based competition, led by David Standingford and Jamil Appa from Zenotech Ltd, part of a pilot education programme funded by a Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious grant for public engagement.

Cisco Bloodhound TV, Episode 32 An Introduction to Bloodhound SSC

Saturday, 23 November, 2013

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The Bloodhound SSC - supersonic car - built in the UK by a team of Formula 1 and aerospace experts, aims to inspire kids about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths by reaching 1,000 mph. It is a battle with Physics, a journey into the unknown.

Cisco Bloodhound TV, Episode 31 Inspirational Go-Kart racers

Tuesday, 15 October, 2013

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Across the UK over 5,500 schools have signed up to the BLOODHOUND Education Programme, they have free access to curriculum ready resources and the support of the BLOODHOUND ambassadors
 

Cisco Bloodhound TV, Episode 30 Richard & Andy discuss driving Thrust2

Tuesday, 1 October, 2013

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In this episode of Cisco BHTV: Richard Noble and Andy Green discuss the challenges Richard faced when driving Thrust2 at over 600 mph.

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Cisco Bloodhound TV, Episode 29 Wheel testing at Hakskeenpan

Thursday, 5 September, 2013

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BLOODHOUND's wheels will be the fastest in history, they will be the only point of contact between this 135,000 hp jet and rocket powered car and the South African desert. Getting their shape right is crucial.

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Cisco Bloodhound TV, Episode 28 Lower Chassis and Construction Sequence

Monday, 19 August, 2013

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This episode of Cisco Bloodhound TV illustrates the construction sequence of the lower chassis. It shows exactly how BLOODHOUND SSC's chassis was built, glued, riveted, bonded ...

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Cisco Bloodhound TV, Episode 27 The Fastest Wheels in History

Monday, 5 August, 2013

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Cisco Bloodhound TV visited product sponsor Otto Fuchs in Germany to see the first stage of the 1000mph wheels being forged from aluminium

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Cisco Bloodhound TV, Episode 26 Science Minister opens new BLOODHOUND Technical Centre

Tuesday, 30 July, 2013

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On July 4th, David Willetts, Minister for Science and Universities opened the new BLOODHOUND Technical Centre in Avonmouth.

Mr Willetts announced a £1m grant for BLOODHOUND to support its education and outreach mission. This is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

During his visit, Mr Willetts helped BLOODHOUND’s engineers join the carbon composite front section, driver Andy Green’s 1,000 mph ‘office’, to the metal rear chassis which will house the car’s custom-designed rocket. This marked a major milestone for BLOODHOUND which will be the most powerful land vehicle ever created. 

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