Large Motor Development

A project log for High Power Experimental Rocket Platform

Experimental high power rocket with active stabilization, live telemetry, autonomous GPS guided recovery and HD video

j-m-hopkinsJ. M. Hopkins 07/06/2016 at 01:240 Comments

After moving to California and visiting the world class facility at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry (FAR) site in the Mojave desert, I've been able to finally visualize my end goal in my amateur experimental rocketry endeavors.

I will be developing a high thrust/mass ration full O motor (later to be developed into an N) to be used as a payload lofting and eventual booster stage in a multistage rocket for suborbital research. This will be a multi-year project, with free time, family time, and work balancing the progress of this project.

Eventually 4 of these motors will be used (Nike Hercules style) as a booster to a three stage flight. Booster project page here:

This project will continue as I develop my steerable recovery parachute.