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Rocket Experiment Division (RED) is a student group from Instituto Superior Técnico, an internationally renowned engineering school in Portugal, devoted to researching and constructing sounding rockets. The group is composed of 4 teams, each devoted to different parts of the vehicle: Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Structures & Materials and Telemetry. In the school year of 2018/2019, the...
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Welcome back!In the last two posts, we’ve introduced you to the first steps and calculations of how to calculate mission specified propulsion system parameters. We know it’s been a lot of information so, thank you for sticking with us!Let’s start with designing the other subsystems that facilitate the accurate functioning of the satellite propulsion system....
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In the last post we’ve left you with the thrust calculations but did you think about the condition Pe=Pa? And that the thrust is maximum and the nozzle is said to be adapted? This condition is called optimum or correct expansion. At high-temperature, flow is exhausted and it expands against the walls of the nozzle...
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Human beings are curious about everything that’s happening in the world at all times. Satellites play a big role when it comes to sharing and accessing information worldwide. In the media, we hear a lot of buzz around the global applications of satellites but have you ever wondered how a satellite propulsion system is modelled?...
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Valispace’s CEO, Marco Witzmann, sat down with Bastian Schäfer (Innovation Manager) and David Kaden (Operations Manager for Airbus ProtoSpace) to talk about innovation and new technologies at Airbus. Both Bastian and David work in the “Emerging Technologies & Concepts” department of Airbus in Hamburg, Germany. Read the interview below to learn more about how Airbus...
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