A great achievement by The University of Sheffield Project Sunfire Team who designed the most powerful student-built engine of its type – an engine that uses both fuel and an oxidiser rather than breathing in oxygen like a jet engine. It’s also the first that is regen-cooled – an engine that uses fuel to cool the combustion chamber before it is burnt, which increases the engine’s efficiency and saves weight.

This does go to show that Yorkshire and its Universities have the knowledge to develop a space cluster of its own. Something we at Space Hub Yorkshire and AMRC are striving to develop. The AMRC ‘s very own rocket man Yun-Hang Cho who was a part of this is tagged in the Linkedin post found below.


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