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 mean of transport for microexperiments and 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

CURRENT PROJECTS


 

 

M2

The second engine we are going to build. Everything learned from the experience of building M1 will be applied to the manufacture of M2. This will be a scale model of the engine that COSMOX will have.

CHARLIE

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

PROJECTS COMPLETED


 

ALPHA

Our first prototype. This solid cardboard rocket had an avionics completely developed by ourselves. We simulated what its flight would look like and finally launched it in September 2018. It fulfilled all our predictions, going even higher than expected, at 507 meters high. The goal of building this small rocket was to test our technology and the acquired knowledge about rocket science.

Apogee

ALPHA’S LAUNCH

BRAVO

Our second solid propulsion rocket. BRAVO served to test our own electronics, necessary for the development of the following rockets. During this stage, we also tested the reliability of the simulator. BRAVO was launched in June 2019, this was a very important milestone for the team as it gained a lot of visibility.

Apogee

BRAVO’S LAUNCH

M1

The first engine developed by the team. The realization of M1 allowed us to learn how such rocket engines are 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.

Force

 

M1 FIRE TEST

 

FUTURE PROJECTS


 

 

COSMOX

COSMOX is our family of hybrid propulsion rockets, we will use all the recorded data from previous launches and tests to perfect the construction and development the technique of these space launchers, so we can reach an altitude of 100 km.”

Objective:

To reach the Karman line (100 km high)

Research

It will be able to carry microexpeiments or cubesats.