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Silicon micro rocket

Post by steve » Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:05 am

I talked with a professor at florida tech when I was down there touring the campus and we were discussing engines etc. when he showed me a tiny rocket etched from silicon that he had. The complete engine is made from a stack of diferent silicon pieces glued (bolted?) togeter I thought it was really cool but when I did a little research on it later I realized it was much better then just "cool"

example: 1/1500 thrust to weight ratio (holy crap!!!!!!)

check it out: http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/RT1998/5000 ... ider2.html

and if anyone knows more about it tell me because I'm very interested!
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Re: Silicon micro rocket

Post by Stephen H » Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:19 am

:O... i have been looking into info on that for soooo long... i saw a picture of it or one similar in a book about 2 years ago and couldnt see anything else!!

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