Pulsar is the most powerful hybrid rocket engine developed to date by CUSF. The project took 18 months to design and build the Pulsar engine from scratch, culminating in a successful test in January 2019 at Airborne Engineering Ltd’s test facility.

The Pulsar engine burns Nitrous Oxide combined with High Density Polyethylene fuel to produce thrust for a total of 36 seconds. Over the course of the test, the engine produced a measured impulse of 53,855 Newton seconds giving it the largest impulse of any Nitrous Hybrid rocket ever fired in the UK.