19th Feb 2020
Our propulsion team have been developing new software that will track trajectories for our rockets. It has been developed in FORTRAN. We are posting a demonstration image from a rocket with the following characteristics. It is an early snapshot but it is important to show our work and research. The info below is for a hypothetical vehicle.
The picture below is the trajectory of a 3 stage drop/air launch 350 km East off the Gold coast using Solid Fuel.
Drop is at 10,000 m. Mission is to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO).
We would track over Mexico City and Directly over Cape Canaveral in Florida. Our developer says:
LIGHTNING: Improved Trajectory attached:
Figures are for a hypothetical vehicle not for the actual design vehicle.
Launch Azimuth: 90.00 deg
Long Lat Alt (m) Pitch(deg)
Launch : 157.000 -28.000 00010000 90.000
Stage 1 Burnout: 159.032 -27.985 00115295 11.487
Stage 2 Burnout: 167.487 -27.541 00189682 2.530
Stage 3 Burnout: -173.978 -24.540 00201448 -9.990
Semi-Major Axis = 24370.85 km
Perigee height = 199.54 km
Apogee radius = 42164.02 km
Eccentricity = 0.73
Argument of Perigee = 1.61 deg
True Anomaly = 6.25 deg
Down Range Angle = 27.79 deg
We will post more on this later, but this is an early test run. More soon