On February 25th, 2018, the Texas A&M University Sounding Rocketry Team will perform the seventh static engine test (SET-VII) of the NP-915 Nova hybrid rocket engine in the test cell at the Rellis campus.
SET-VII will both provide valuable new information about realistic chamber pressures and temperatures as well as characterize overall engine performance during standard engine operation.
DAEDALUS SOLID LAUNCH
On October 29th, 2016, the Texas A&M University Sounding Rocketry Team successfully launched the Daedalus rocket for its characterization flight under the power of a solid rocket engine in Waco, Texas.
Daedalus followed a nominal flight trajectory, and reached an apogee of ~8,800 ft AGL and maximum Mach number of ~0.7.