Aquilo III

The third edition of the Aquilo project

The Aquilo III rocket meet an untimely end. The launch saw the tragic loss of the rocket.  At ignition, the rocket immediately exploded. There was a failure of the retainer bolts in the forward closure. The bolts were too short, which lead to a structural failure. After the failure, the engine was updated and upgraded to a snap-ring design.

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Rocket
Height
Mass
Diameter
Maximum thrust
Total Impulse
AQUILO III
Structural failure at ignition
13158 grams
156 mm
1008 N
3350 Ns