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Hybrid rocket motor lab tests
Small-scale hybrid rocket motor tests. The aim was to demonstrate hybrid technology and develop of a reliable igniter for larger motors. We used gaseous oxygen as an oxidizer and acrylic glass as fuel.
SL-1 rocket motor static tests
SL-1 was Spacelink’s first rocket motor with paraffin-based fuel and liquid oxygen as an oxidizer. It generated a thrust of 2 kN during its 10 seconds of operation.
SL-2 rocket motor static tests
SL-2 is the flight-ready motor, prepared for use in the Stella 1 rocket. It generates 4 kN of thrust during 19 seconds of operation and consumes 30 kg of fuel and oxidizer. Oxidizer is supplied to the combustion chamber with high-pressure helium.
Launch of the Stella 1 rocket
Stella 1 will be Spacelink’s first rocket, which will be propelled by the SL-2 motor and will reach an altitude of 10 km. It will be equipped with a two-stage recovery system, consisting of a drogue and a main parachute.
Launch of the Stella 2 rocket
With Stella 2 we will try to reach the boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space – the Karman line, which lies at an altitude of 100 km above sea level.
What we do
Spacelink Institute is a team of young, innovative engineers who aspire to develop a space program in Slovenia. Our team is building a rocket that will be launched above the Karman line, which lies at an altitude of 100 km and represents the boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space.
Humans have been placing artificial satellites in Earth orbit for about 60 years with a purpose of earth observation, communication and navigation.
There has been a lot of development effort in miniaturizing satellite technology, resulting in the increasing production of micro- and nanosatellites. These range from under 1kg to a few hundred kilograms in mass.
Currently, transport to orbit is achieved with large rockets, which allows very little flexibility with the final orbit, launch frequency and schedule.
In Spacelink we believe we can differentiate by developing small-in-size and high-performance rockets based on hybrid rocket propulsion to change the way payload is launched into orbit.
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