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AQUILO Rockets

Traditionally rockets have been made out of all different types of materials. The AQUILO project makes materials out of many different types of composites. We aim to implement these materials as much as possible due to its ability to enhance our rockets' capabilities.

The main advantage of building the rocket of composite material is its strength to weight ratio, making the rocket relatively light. Besides that, using composite material will reduce signal interference compared to steel.

Composites

The most used composite in our rockets is carbon fiber. Furthermore, the team uses

bio-composites, G10 fiberglass and other aramid composites. These are all made available by our amazing sponsors Inholland composites and Syensqo!

Flights

Rocket
Apogee
Mass
Diameter
Motor
Maximum thrust
Total impulse
Launch date
AQUILO VIII.V S
No takeoff
11534 grams
116 mm
RM-37
1014 N
1942 Ns
22/03/2024
AQUILO VIII
130 meters (Booster overpressure)
20853 grams
116 mm
RM-67 + RM-37
3630 N
6033 Ns
12/05/2023
AQUILO VI
2605 meters
10759 grams
116 mm
PB-51 (Legacy RM-67)
1008 N
3350 Ns
02/05/2021
AQUILO VI
2453 meters
10759 grams
116 mm
PB-51 (Legacy RM-67)
1008 N
3350 Ns
01/09/2020
AQUILO V
2134 meters
16604 grams
116 mm
PB-51 (Legacy RM-67)
1008 N
3350 Ns
04/10/2019
AQUILO IV
Safety standards were not met
6651 (dry weight)
124 mm
PB-51 (Legacy RM-67)
1008 N
3350 Ns
27/05/2024
AQUILO III.V
Launch lug failure at launch
11065 grams
116 mm
PB-51 (Legacy RM-67)
1008 N
3350 Ns
18/05/2018
AQUILO III
Structural failure at ignition
13158 grams
156 mm
PB-51 (Legacy RM-67)
1008 N
3350 Ns
22/09/2017
AQUILO II
994 meters
15500 grams
150 mm
DX1-EE.2
1525 N
2090 Ns
20/05/2016
AQUILO I
Unknown
15632.8 grams
150 mm
DX1-EE.2
1525 N
2090 Ns
15/05/2015
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