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August 14, 2018

James Braun wins AIAA award

Congratulations to James Braun, winner of the Air Breathing Propulsion Graduate Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). James is a Ph.D. candidate at Zucrow Labs, working with Guillermo Paniagua's PETAL Lab.
August 10, 2018

Who's who? 1974

Good news: Creedence Clearwater Revival are touring again! Just kidding.
July 24, 2018

New sensors can measure the highest temperatures of jet engines

If you put temperature sensors in certain parts of a jet engine, THEY WILL MELT. So how can you monitor their performance? At Zucrow Labs, Guillermo Paniagua's PETAL Lab have developed a sensor that will survive the high temps and pressures of rocket engines and gas turbines.
June 27, 2018

Purdue SEDS launches its highest rocket ever

Purdue SEDS (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) launched a solid rocket to 41,096 feet during the Spaceport America Cup in New Mexico. Their rocket, called "A Slightly Smaller Step," was a Cesaroni N5800. The rocket flew to 41,096 ft altitude, reached speeds up to Mach 2.4, and experienced 30 Gs of acceleration. At apogee the drogue successfully deployed and at 1,500 ft the main parachute deployed resulting in touchdown 2.5 miles away from the launch site. Using our Telemetrum telemetry system we were able to follow the GPS location directly to the landing site.
June 12, 2018

3D Printing Extremely Viscous Materials

A Zucrow Labs team led by Emre Gunduz team has created a method to 3D print extremely viscous materials, with the consistency of clay or cookie dough. This allows the potential creation of customized solid rocket fuel, pharmaceuticals, biomedical implants, foodstuffs, and more.
February 28, 2018

Purdue Space Program to compete with groundbreaking liquid-fueled rocket

With SpaceX launches capturing the world's imagination, the 21st century has become a golden age of rocketry, and it's never been easier to build a rocket that launches to incredible heights. But a student team called Purdue Space Program has taken this ambition to the next level. They have built a rocket fueled by liquid methane -- something no university has ever attempted -- and in May, will launch it as part of a $100,000 competition.
December 29, 2017

Zucrow Labs Annual Report now available

It's been an amazing year, especially at Zucrow Labs, with its largest expansion in nearly 40 years. Million-dollar combustion test cells, a new laser lab, a visit from the Slow Mo Guys, and even a new astronaut! Read Zucrow's annual report...
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