As the UK continues to turn brown and curl up at the edges, we’re having a busy summer of (very hot) public events across the country.
I’m regularly asked whether Project BLOODHOUND is going to develop any new technology that will be used in the future. My answer is always ‘I hope not’.
After last month’s hugely successful public launch, we’re busy planning for next year’s trip to the desert.
As we get closer to completing the most extraordinary straight line racing car in history, it's easy to forget the most important part of building the world's first 1000 mph Car.
This is the impeller from the hybrid rocket system. It will spin at 10,200 rpm and pump 11.5 ltrs (20 pints) of oxidiser per second (concentrated hydrogen peroxide) into the Nammo hybrid rocket
Lance Corporal Siobhan Spiers from the British Army's Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers welding a support frame in the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre workshop
BLOODHOUND's Hybrid Rocket is being developed by Norwegian specialist, Nammo, as part of their work for the European Space Agency. Click the picture to see a video of it firing
The BLOODHOUND Project is proud to announce a new partnership with NAMMO, the rocket propulsion specialists. The company, based in Norway, will supply its hybrid rocket technology for use in BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car, the 1,000 mph Land Speed racing car now being constructed in Bristol, UK.
NAMMO rockets are used by the European Space Agency to separate the stages of Ariane 5, the world’s most reliable & commercially successful satellite launch vehicle. Read more
Placing eight Olympus i-SPEED 3 high-speed video cameras around the largest rocket to have been fired in the UK in 25 years was always going to be a challenge. Add difficulties such as the fact that the test was to be run in a sealed bomb-proof hangar, communications and control was to be run 350 metres to a second command hangar and that the test by it’s very nature was a one-off all combined to make this one of the most challenging tests conducted by Olympus.
Cisco Bloodhound TV Episode 17 visits Newquay Cornwall Airport on October 3rd 2012 for the 18" Hybrid rocket test.
[Original Music by Al Lethbridge]