Aspirespace experimental rocketry society
Technical papers, books, and articles
Aspirespace has benefited greatly from knowledge and advice passed-
The downloadable technical papers below are written in PDF format for which you may need acrobat reader
We hope that you find these useful and educational, though remember that we're an amateur society: there may well be errors or omissions. Please send constructive criticism to Rick Newlands, check out his books at the bottom of this page.
These papers get updated and added to regularly, so do browse again.
Simple explanations for the general reader:
For young children:
Here's a link to Dave Cooper's recoding of the Propellant Evaluation and Performance program PROPEP3 which is much more user-
Rick Newlands has written two new rocketry books:
'Rockets and Space for young Rocketeers' is a children’s science book: a guide to home-
‘The science and design of the hybrid rocket engine’ is a textbook on rocket science, including full instructions for designing, constructing, and safely testing, nitrous hybrid rocket engines, both hobbyist size and man-
You can buy these books either in printed or ebook formats direct from the publisher Lulu by searching in the 'buy' section of their website, or from major online book retailers (soon). Search for 'Richard Newlands'
|What is a hybrid|
|H0 Gox/perspex engine|
|H2 NO2/HDPE engine|
|H20 LOX/HDPE engine|
|What is a waverider|
|The Caret wing|
|Mk 10B waverider|