Impulse is our newest rocket and it is currently in the assembly stage. It stands at a little bit over one meter, more than three times bigger than our first rocket, Phasor I.
Impulse is equipped with an advanced computer, making it a great tool for scientific research and environment analysis.
With its advanced capabilities, Impulse will enable us to gather and analyze data in real-time, providing us with valuable insights into the world of rocket science and space exploration.
As we continue to assemble and test Impulse, our team members are hard at work designing and integrating the various subsystems that make up the rocket. We are also conducting extensive testing to ensure that the rocket is safe, reliable, and capable of meeting our high standards.
Similar to Phasor I, its predecessor, Impulse has a pyrotechnic recovery system. The two fuselage sections of the rocket separate under the great pressure generated in the lower section, event that triggers the parachute deployment and inflation.
IMPULSE 0.5 Demonstrator - Mid Flight Twins Launch
IMPULSE 0.5 is our to scale demonstrator of the IMPULSE rocket.
IMPULSE 0.5 followed a nominal trajectory, successfully ticking all the mission’s checkboxes. It is also the first rocket we managed to recover after the flight. We approximate the apogee at 300-350 meters.
The launch took place on the Strejnic Airdrome in Ploiești.
IMPULSE 0.5 paved the way to the development of the final IMPULSE project, proving that the separation and recovery systems are functioning as intended, and that they are feasible for more complex missions on heavier rockets. We also had the chance to test multiple 3D printed structural and aerodynamic elements, all withstanding the dynamic environment during the launch.
All the data we collected during the flight is crucial for the development of our next rocket.