CUSF’s future lies in Griffin I. Initially conceived as Martlet V and then spun out into it’s own line of rockets, Griffin promises to reach over the Karman Line to around 150km. Conceived as a two-stage vehicle and then refined to a single stage, Griffin I is powered by White Giant, promised to be one of the world’s largest student engines. Preliminary investigations into White Giant are being conducted with White Dwarf in October 2022.
Our Most Powerful Engine Yet.
A shape-changing hemisflo drogue chute acts to pull out a larger main parachute to recover the rocket from speeds of up to Mach 4.
Griffin is powered by our in-house avionics system. Redundant and cross-strapped, it manages engine control, telemetry, and recovery. Down to the millisecond.
White Giant, a regeneratively cooled 35kN LOx-IPA liquid bipropellant engine drives Griffin I.
The airframe has been completely calibrated for stability.
A trio of custom flight tanks, oxidiser, fuel and pressurant, lie at the core of Griffin’s propellant system.
The UK’s First Liquid Rocket Engine.
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