Star and planet formation begin in the interior of molecular clouds. Those relatively dense regions shelter even more denser clump, referred as dense core. Star formation trigger when the density in the clump become high enough to overcome the processes that keep it stable. Thus, most of the material initially present in the cloud will... Continue Reading →
So here's another little clip of Vincent Deguin talking about the science behind the payload for our Spaceport America Cup rocket. Without your support of our Crowdfunding campaign this rocket won't fly - you can find out more, donate or share here https://theoucrowd.hubbub.net/p/Rocket-Rover/ https://youtu.be/571f0kPHwOA
Vincent is an OU research student, and his PhD is investigating protoplanetary ice. Here he gives us an insight into his research. To donate to our crowdfunding campaign and to support students like Vincent, please follow the link. Thanks for your support.
We mentioned this a little in our pitch, but some people have asked why rockets matter, and why is it important that we're doing this. After all, rockets aren't new technology right? So there are maybe 2 good reasons why we think this is a really worthwhile project; firstly because rockets are becoming more important... Continue Reading →
We'll write more comprehensive updates on this as time progress, but we just wanted to introduce to you Vincent Deguin. Vincent is an OU research student, and his PhD is investigating protoplanetary ice. To us mere mortals, this means looking at icy particles, how they would interact in space to form larger bodies, and then... Continue Reading →
The team has been accepted to take part in the Spaceport America Cup. Lead engineer Rob Adlard says "Our rocket is 20cm in diameter, and will launch powered by a solid propellant motor with 10,000 Newton seconds total impulse, experiencing 7G on it's way to a maximum velocity of 600 mph (265 metres per second).... Continue Reading →