Society for Advanced Rocket Propulsion at University of Washington

SARP at UW is a student organization created as a continuation of the AA598 sounding rocket course which has developed a hybrid rocket for the advanced category of the ESRA sounding rocket competition.

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ESRA has released awards and the DAQ Destroyer has won both the advanced category 1st place and the Furfaro Award for Technical Excellence!

The team would like to thank our flagship sponsor Aerojet/Gencorp and the UW faculty, Carl Knowlen, James Hermanson, Adam Bruckner and Tom Mattick for initiating and supporting this program. We also appreciate the assistance received from the Aero & Astro, Mechanical Engineering, Physics and Chemistry Dept. machine shops, the Automobili Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory and David Stechmann (2009 team leader).


The DAQ Destroyer Hybrid Rocket developed by SARP has been launched to over 19,000 ft above ground level at the 7th Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition(IREC)! 7th IREC Paper & Presentation (PDF)


SARP propulsion team wins second place at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Region VI Student Conference hosted at the University of Washington. Paper (PDF)


Hybrid motor test 5 completed! New low pressure drop injector and revised fuel grain composition tested with Labview controlled CO2 purge and flash X-ray diagnostic . Video 1, Video 2


Compilation of footage from 6th IREC by the Embry-Riddle team


News coverage of 6th IREC


Congratulations to Copenhagen Suborbitals on their first launch of a hybrid rocket