Dollar Per Foot
KXR will design and build a single stage liquid bi-propellant rocket to send to FAR's DPF Challenge. This will include a two-stage recovery which will deploy a drogue-parachute at apogee. KXR is competing to receive $1 per foot of altitude once the rocket is recovered.
2023 NASA Student Launch
KXR will compete in the NASA Student Launch, building a solid motor rocket that will deliver a payload to an apogee altitude between 4,000 and 6,000 feet above ground level. The rocket will be reusable and recoverable.
2023 Spaceport America Cup IREC
KXR will compete in the SA Cup in which a rocket with a payload size of 8.8 pounds and a target altitude of either 10,000 or 30,000 ft. above ground level will be designed and constructed. Multistage rockets and all chemical propulsion types (solid, liquid, and hybrid) are allowed for this competition.
Ion propulsion is focused on researching and developing a small scale ion thruster, similar to propulsion technologies for most satellites. The project employs electrical, mechanical, and aerospace engineering to design a thruster and a sophisticated test system.