Team fired up for first test of car rocket
THE Bristol-engineered project to create a 1,000mph car is to take its next big step towards its supersonic goal next week, with the first test-firing of its rocket.
The team behind the Bloodhound SSC (supersonic car) project will test fire its hybrid rocket at the Aerohub, at Newquay Cornwall Airport, on Wednesday, October 3.
Bloodhound's engineers will be testing the complete rocket system for the first time, comprising of the Cosworth CA2010 F1 engine, high-test peroxide tank, custom designed gear box, the car's critical software and the Falcon hybrid rocket.
The team hope to break the world land speed record of 763mph in its first run in the South African desert next year, and return in 2014 to attempt to break the 1,000mph barrier.
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Next week's event represents the most significant milestone yet in the development of the supersonic car. The Bristol-based team behind the project will be launching a website and The Science Behind The Speed, a coffee table book.
From today, the Post is running a week of features about the Bloodhound, celebrating its ties to Bristol. It will culminate with a edition souvenir pull-out in Friday's Post.