Starscraper

About

Starscraper is a sub-orbital launch vehicle that will fly 100 lbs of payload to 100 km. The vehicle will be powered by a single Lotus Dev 2 (LD2) liquid engine. 

History and progress

Starscaper was initially designed to fly the Mk V hybrid engine. After modifications to the airframe, Starscraper will be fitted to fly with a pressure fed bi-propellant liquid engine, LD2. The vehicle is powered by nitrous oxide (N2O) and isopropanol alcohol (C3H8O).

The vehicle is undergoing modifications that will allow the addition of an intertank, fuel tank, and aft structure. A gimbal will be used to actively stabilize the vehicle during flight.

Starscraper in the Hybrid/Mk V stage test configuration

Starscraper in the Hybrid/Mk V stage test configuration

Hybrid/Mk V configuration of Starscraper

Hybrid/Mk V configuration of Starscraper