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In the very early stages of the Project, BLOODHOUND SSC was intended to be purely rocket-powered. While this offered certain performance advantages, rockets are not as easy to control as jets, so it was decided to combine both powerplants to gain power and control.
 
In order to accelerate the car to 1000mph, the Nammo hybrid rocket will provide a thrust of 123.75kN (27,500lbf). This will be combined with the thrust from the EJ200 jet to generate about 212kN (47,700lbf) - that's eight times more power than all the cars on a Formula 1 starting grid combined.

The Nammo rocket will be used instead of the Falcon Project rocket which proved the concept of using a hybrid rocket in BLOODHOUND. The design of the Nammo rocket is still being finalised, but it is likely to have a cluster of four or five motors rather than a single large combustion chamber.

 

LatestRelated Photos

  • Newquay Oct 12 - the rocket fires
  • Newquay Oct 12 - the rocket ignites
  • Newquay Oct 12 - unpacking the Rocket
  • Newquay Oct 12 - Rocket rig

Project News

Rocket Experts NAMMO Join The BLOODHOUND Project

Thursday, 19 December, 2013

Press Release

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

Project News

Bloodhound Rocket Firing – Olympus High-Speed Story

Wednesday, 17 October, 2012

News

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 3

Cisco Bloodhound TV, Episode 17

BLOODHOUND Hybrid Rocket Test

Friday, 12 October, 2012

Bloodhound TV

Cisco Bloodhound TV Episode 17 visits Newquay Cornwall Airport on October 3rd 2012 for the 18" Hybrid rocket test.

[Original Music by Al Lethbridge]

Project News

Hybrid Rocket Firing 3 Oct 12

Wednesday, 10 October, 2012

News

The 18 inch (45.7 cm) diameter hybrid rocket test held at Newquay Cornwall Airport was a fantastic success. Here is a video clip and some of the pictures from the day.

Project News

Build a Rocket Boys (and girls!)

Thursday, 27 September, 2012

News

See our brilliant new video (with thanks to Elbow for the soundtrack) that shows the internals of the rocket engine and fuel delivery system including inside the Cosworth CA2010 engine (have you ever seen how the petrol burns inside the cylinders?). The page also has a great 'infographic' of key Bloodhound Facts.

Project News

Build a rocket boys

Thursday, 27 September, 2012

News

In some way the fact that no more anchor bolts were needed is a good sign of progress, so it was straight to the site this morning for the briefing.    The main task for today was to move the rocket motor into position.  The first task was to prepare the motor with the load cell, but this was no

Project News

BLOODHOUND To Test Europe's Largest Hybrid Rocket

Wednesday, 26 September, 2012

Press Release

  •     Key milestone in the development of the world’s first 1,000 mph car
  •     Biggest rocket to be fired in the UK for over 20 years

Today, at the Science Media Centre, London, The BLOODHOUND Project outlined the upcoming test of its unique hybrid rocket, which will take place at The Aerohub, Newquay Cornwall Airport, on 3rd October 2012.

Project News

The BLOODHOUND Hybrid Rocket System

Wednesday, 26 September, 2012

Press Release

There are four main elements to BLOODHOUND’s propulsion package: the combustion chamber (containing the solid fuel), the liquid oxidiser, its pumping system, and the associated control kit.

Project News

BLOODHOUND hybrid rocket firing

Thursday, 20 September, 2012

Press Release

Save the date: 3rd October 2012         

The BLOODHOUND Project will test fire its hybrid rocket in the first week of October at the Aerohub, Newquay Cornwall Airport.

The firing will take place on Wednesday October 3rd

Project News

Richard Noble talks to Daniel Jubb

Monday, 29 August, 2011

News

Richard Noble talks to Daniel Jubb about how he got interested in rockets

This is part of the coverage of the BLOODHOUND SSC project for the BBC series Bang Goes the Theory

 

Cisco BLOODHOUND TV - Episode 4

Behind the scenes with the BBC

Monday, 29 August, 2011

Bloodhound TV

In this episode, we go behind the scenes at the Falcon rocket test facility as the BBC film the 6" firing in August 2011 for their flagship science programme Bang Goes The Theory

Engineering News

6 inch rocket test

Friday, 12 August, 2011

News

Friday 12th August 2011: After several days (and long nights) preparing his new UK rocket facility, Daniel Jubb and his Falcon rocket team successfully fired the development 6 inch diameter hybrid rocket today.

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