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 (LD-2) 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, LD-2. 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