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Bloodhound SSC Vehicle Technical Specification: configuration 11, June 2012

 

Falcon Hybrid Rocket Motor

Definition Unit Target Status Comment
Average Thrust kN 111 111  
Max Thrust kN 122 122  
Total Impulse kN.sec 2230 2230  
Specific Impulse sec 200 200 Hope to increase
Total Propellant Mass kg 1130 1130  
Mixture Ratio (Oxidant:Fuel)   5.25:1 5.25:1  
Initial System Mass kg TBC TBC  
Oxidant Feed Mechanism   Pump Pump  
 
Oxidant
Definition Unit Target Status Comment
Oxidant Type - HTP (H2O2) HTP (H2O2)  
Mass kg 963 963 (includes 10-15% ullage to prevent pump running dry)
Volume m3 0.696 0.696  
Tank Mass Fraction   0.85    
Tank Pressure MPa 0.165 0.165  
Density kg/m3 1370 1370  
Flow rate kg/sec 47.6 47.6  
Delivery Pressure MPa 7.58 7.58  
 
Fuel
Definition Unit Target Status Comment
Fuel Type   HTPB HTPB  
Mass kg 181 181  
 
Combustion Chamber
Diameter mm 457 457  
Length mm 3.78 3780 Approximate. This is subject to final nozzle configuration.
Mass Fraction   0.4525 TBC The target may be revised to provide a higher casing burst pressure.
Catalyst Pack Type     Silver-Plated Nickel Gauze Mk 2

 

Falcon Monopropellant Rocket Motor

Definition Unit Target Status Comment
Average Thrust kN   44.5  
Total Impulse kN.sec   890  
Specific Impulse sec   117  
Run Duration sec   20  
Initial System Mass kg   TBC  
 
Propellant
Definition Unit Target Status Comment
Fuel Type - HTP (H2O2) HTP (H2O2)  
Mass kg   776  
Density kg/m3   1630  
Volume m3   0.566  
Delivery System -   Pump driven by Cosworth CA2010  
Tank Pressure MPa   0.165  
Flow Rate Kg/sec   38.8  
Delivery Pressure MPa   5.52  
 
Thrust Chamber
Definition Unit Target Status Comment
Diameter mm   457 Note: Weights and dimensions refer to the Mk1 chamber, the Mk1.5 chamber will be mounted in a hybrid casing.
Length mm   707  
Mass kg   155  
Catalyst Pack Type     Silver-Plated Nickel Gauze Mk2

 


 

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Car Part: 
Rocket