Liquid Engine Development

SRL is pursuing new advancements in propulsion technology through two liquid engine development programs:

Jalapeño:

  • 500lbf thrust
  • ISP: ~270s sea level
  • Fuel: Kerosene
  • Oxidizer: Liquid Oxygen
  • Additively manufactured Inconel injector
  • Composite nozzle

Reaper:

  • ISP: ~320s sea level
  • Fuel: Liquid Methane
  • Oxidizer: Liquid Oxygen
  • Additively manufactured copper alloy nozzle and injector
  • First iteration: pressure fed
  • Second iteration: open-cycle turbopump
Above: A previous Reaper engine design.

POC: Owen Kaufmann
owen.kaufmann@colorado.edu

Fall 2021 Meeting Time:
Tuesdays @ 7:00PM

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