Suborbital rocket testing is a crucial step in the development of space exploration technology. Suborbital rockets are designed to reach the edge of space, typically around 62 miles above the Earth’s surface, before returning to the ground. This type of testing allows space exploration companies to gather data on the rocket’s performance, including its speed, altitude, and trajectory.
Suborbital rockets are an essential component of space exploration as they provide a cost-effective way to test new technology and train astronauts. They also enable researchers to conduct experiments in microgravity, which is difficult to replicate on Earth. Suborbital rocket testing is a vital step in the development of space exploration technology, and it is the first step towards achieving space travel beyond our planet’s orbit.
KSF Space is an NGO that is dedicated to advancing space exploration technology, they founded the NEP certification, the world’s first Nanosatellite Engineering Professional Certification with more than 1,700 students who became NEP certified, plus their in-house, less expensive cubesat kit for education outreach. The Jupiter Rocket is reusable and is designed to take payloads up to 12,000 feet to suborbital altitudes.
KSF Space’s Jupiter is scheduled to conduct a fire test for its rocket engine in July of 2023 at the aerospace dept at Kansas University. During the engine fire test, the rocket’s engine will be ignited for a short period of time to evaluate performance. This test is designed to ensure that the engines are functioning correctly and can withstand the extreme conditions of spaceflight.
The engine fire test is an essential step in the development of the Jupiter Rocket and will provide valuable data on the engine itself, allowing KSF Space to make any necessary adjustments before moving forward with the next phase of testing.
“The Jupiter Rocket, which will be able to carry three cubesat payloads, is powered by a solid engine, which are more environmentally friendly than traditional rocket engines.”
— Dr. Mohamed El Kayyali, Chairman, KSF Space