PSAS/ FlightArticleLOXParaffinHybridMotor

Flight Article LOX/Paraffin Hybrid Motor


Update: October 2004

Currently work is progressing on a lab-scale gaseous oxygen/paraffin prototype motor. It has been successfully fired several times but there are a few issues like a lower than expected chamber pressure and unusual erosion in the paraffin grain that we are working out.

Started to outline the design philosophy and goals for LOX/Paraffin hybrid

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