Home About us Rocket engines Rocket vehicles Spaceplanes Technical papers Contact Fun stuff Links Forum

 Aspirespace experimental rocketry society

The H0 Engine


The H0 was the first hybrid rocket engine to be built by Aspirespace. It was constructed in 1995 to demonstrate the principles of a hybrid rocket and made numerous appearances at conferences and lectures around the UK and on national television. It burnt Perspex fuel in gaseous oxygen at a low pressure, and generated only a very low thrust. While this made the H0 impractical for use in a rocket vehicle, it was sufficiently safe to operate indoors in a lecture theatre and, with its transparent combustion chamber, was an ideal technology demonstrator.


Though the H0 is no more, Kingston University students have now constructed a very similar demonstrator engine.