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Payload 11 Information


Payload Flight Number:

2007 - 11
Institution:

Louisiana State University
Payload Title:

Investigaton of a Single Stage to Orbit (SSTO) Rocket Engine Nozzle

Student Leader:
  • Jeff Kornuta
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Louisiana State University
  • 18235 Green Willow Dr.
  • Baton Rouge,LA 70817
  • Email:jkornu1@lsu.edu
  • Cell:225-278-4540
Faculty Advisor:
  • Shengmin Guo
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Louisiana State University
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70803
  • Email:sguo2@lsu.edu
  • Office:225-578-7619
Payload class:
Large
Payload ID Number:
11
Mass:
< 10 kg
Current:
<2.5 A
Serial Commands:
?
Discrete Commands:
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Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due:
Delivered:
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled:
Actual:
Flight Operation Plan
Due:
Delivered:
Final Flight / Science Report
Due:
Delivered:
Abstract:
The payload is designed to compare the performance characteristics of an optimized aerospike altitude compensating nozzle with a conventional bell shaped nozzle as a function of altitude. A small quantity of compressed nitrogen gas will be discharged through each nozzle and the resulting thrust force will be measured by compression type load cells. Various performance coefficients will be computed from the collected data and compared to theoretical predictions.
Payload Application:
PID11_LSUME_1_HASP_2007.pdf

Payload Integration Plan:
Payload_11.pdf

Science Report:
Flight_Report.pdf

Monthly Briefings: