AQUILO VI

The Aquilo VI rocket is a lighter version of the V. The heavy metal parts are replaced by the lighter carbon-fiber parts. The team is currently working on a new flight computer with which more components of rocket flight can be measured, calculated and controlled.

Aquilo VI is a 2-meter rocket mainly made out of laminated carbon fiber with a balsa wood core, aluminium bulkheads and a fiber glass nose cone. The rocket body is produced with the vacuum bagging process.

The rocket engine is once again the reliable PB51 solid-fuel rocket engine supplied by NERO.

The process of building Aquilo VI was set to be finished in April 2020 and it was supposed to be launched in May the same year. 

The engine of the rocket is a Solid Fuel engine. The rocket hit the expected apogee of around 2,5 kilometers. Due to the increased percentage of carbon-fiber, this rocket will hit a higher maximum altitude than the Aquilo V.

Rocket
Apogee
Mass
Diameter
Maximum thrust
Total impulse
AQUILO VI
2453 meter
10759 grams
116 mm
1008 N
3350 Ns
AQUILO VI
2605 meters
10759 grams
116 mm
1008 N
3350 Ns

1st launch
September 2020

 

2nd launch
May 2021