Hypergolic Rocket is a project managed by students in or involved with the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. A hypergolic rocket is one designed on the principle of ignition on contact of the fuel and oxidizer in the rocket engine.
The project seeks to design, construct, test, and fly a high power, liquid fueled rocket, all done by students. Design initiatives call for clean alternatives which are safe, non-toxic, and self-igniting. The rocket will be constructed using Purdue's excellent machine shops, and tested at Zucrow rocket laboratories. The final design review is expected in December of 2009, with an estimated flight date in the winter of 2010.