the PROjECT

Mission

Our mission is to develop suborbital space launchers that reach an altitude of 100km carrying micro-experiments or cubesats.

Advanced technologies

Hybrid technology is used for propulsion, which combines a liquid oxidizer with a solid fuel and allows the re-ignition and the recovery of the rocket. This is also safer than the one traditionally used.

Previous research

In order to develop our own hybrid rocket, two lines of research are being followed: solid combustion rockets, where electronics are tested, and test stands, where the hybrid technology is tested.

 

 

GOALS

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Research

To facilitate experimentation in “ZeroG”, offering a cheap and flexible way to do microexperiments or put into orbit cubesats.

Women in science

We want to be an inspiration for girls, encouraging them to study STEM careers and showing them that they can also be great scientists and engineers.

Education

Promoting the aerospace, science and engineering sectors, providing training in these fields to students.

Cooperation

We encourage collaboration between students from different degrees or institutions, such as Vocational Training Centers.

“A good project, university students oriented by their illusion to realize something tangible, which is also in line with the business of “neo-space”. And whose sale in technological forums, media and various channels can place the name of the School very high, even in the Karman line. Every company that knows about the project, joins it.”

Luis Norbeto López de Lacalle

UPV/CFAA

“It’s only been 50 years since the moon was reached and the aerospace sector is still in its infancy. Something like the automotive sector in the early 20th century. BiSKY Team represents the opportunity to bring together the talent and youth of the UPV/EHU to participate in this race.”
Aitzol Lamikiz

UPV/CFAA

2020 PROJECTS


 

M2

It will be the second generation of hybrid engines fully developed by the team. Designed after M1, M2 will have 10 times more power than its antecesor and its body will be ready to fly with no modification at all. A whole new liquid N2O system will feed the combustion chamber alongside an experimental new ignition system based on methane, will provide 500kg of thrust.

more powerful

  • Liquid N2O 90% 90%
  • Gaseous N20 20% 20%

More efficiency

Flight desing

 

CHARLIE

CHARLIE will be the third solid rocket launched by the team. It will be used to test the electronics that COSMOX family will carry inside and the aero-brakes, the new rocket recovery system. Its launch is scheduled in mid-2020.

Avionics validation

km height apogee

Aero-brakes tester

PROJECTS COMPLETED


 

ALPHA

Our first prototype. This solid cardboard rocket had an avionics completely developed by ourselves. We simulated how its flight would be and finally launched it in September 2018. It met all our expectations, going even higher than expected, reaching a 507 meters apogee. The goal of building this small rocket was to test our technology and the acquired knowledge about rocket manufacturing.

Apogee

ALPHA LAUNCH

BRAVO

Our second solid propulsion rocket. BRAVO helped to test our electronics, necessary for the development of the following rockets. During this stage, we also tested the reliability of the flight simulator. BRAVO was launched in June 2019, this was a very important milestone for the team, it really was a breakthrough in the team history.

Apogee

 

BRAVO LAUNCH

M1

The first engine fully developed by the team. The realization of M1 allowed us to learn how a rocket engine is built and designed. At the same time, the first fuel tests were carried out to properly establish the difference between calculations and reality. It has been reused in several tests as these provide us with very valuable information.

Thrust

 

M1 FIRE TEST

 

FUTURE PROJECTS


 

 

COSMOX

COSMOX is our family of hybrid propulsion rockets, we will put into work all the knowledge acquired from previous launches and tests to master the manufacturing of these space launchers, so we can reach an altitude of 100 km.

Goal

To reach the Karman line (100 km high)

Investigación

It will be able to carry microexperiments or cubesats.