First test flight of PERUN rocket demonstrator

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On 25.01.2020, at the military training area in Drawsko Pomorskie, we conducted the first test flight of PERUN rocket demonstrator.

PERUN is a single stage guided suborbital launch vehicle powered by a hybrid rocket engine and designed to provide high performance at a very low cost of operation. For the purposes of this test, the 11.5m long launch vehicle with a 0.45m diameter was powered by an SF200 hybrid engine with a total impulse of 200kNs.

The main goals of the test in Drawsko Pomorskie:
• Checking the new mobile rocket launcher
• Performing the start procedure including rocket launch.
• Maintaining communication with the rocket and obtaining data from the rocket in real time using RASEL– fully autonomous tracking and data transmission system for flying vehicles
• Rocket aerodynamics test during supersonic flight – second milestone of the Suborbital Inexpensive Rocket project
• Test of the head-body separation system during the flight.
• Deploying parachutes at a certain height and landing the rocket
• Recover the rocket and transport it to the company’s headquarters.

PERUN launched at 16:48, reached 1Ma velocity and the altitude 9.750m. All goals have been achieved!