Iron Lotus

 Iron Lotus Hot fire on Vertical Test Stand

Iron Lotus Hot fire on Vertical Test Stand

Overview

Iron Lotus is our 2500 lbf heat sink engine. This is a low risk way to test the geometry, ignition, and overall performance for our regeneratively cooled Lotus Dev 2 engine that will fly to space.  

 

Specs:

Oxidizer: Nitrous Oxide

Fuel: Isopropyl alcohol 

Thrust: 2553 lbf

Isp: 211 s 

c* efficiency: 90%

Chamber Pressure: 500 psi

 

Testing

Iron Lotus lead a successful test campaign in 2016 - 2017. It will be tested again in the upcoming months.