September 20, 2023

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2023-2024 Liquid Project – Dauntless


Dauntless is a liquid bipropellant that runs off of ethanol and nitrous oxide. It’s 6 inches in diameter and features a completely SRAD propulsion system using ablative cooling and a split triplet type propellant injector to achieve more than 1,200 lb-ft of thrust. Dauntless will utilize COTS body tubes, parachutes, and telemetry systems. It has a predicted max speed of mach 1.5 and it has a predicted apogee of 24,000 feet which would set the new height record for student built liquid fuelled rockets.


The liquid project would like to make the following advancements with the Dauntless project:

  • Launch the teams first liquid fueled flight vehicle (becoming one of only 11 teams to do so)
  • Have a successful full static test fire
  • Make advancements on the engine design using knowledge gained from the Typhon Engine
  • Use past experience to improve procedures and inform design choices

Past Projects


2023: Typhon Engine

  • Gaseous bipropellant engine
  • 15 successful test fires
  • Proved the team was capable of manufacturing a gaseous rocket engine
  • Gained understanding of the control systems in a liquid engine

2020: Oberth Igniter

  • Successful ignition test
  • Tested a spark plug style ignition system

2019: Warlock Engine

  • Featured a regen cooling system
  • Was deemed not practical for the team to build
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