In order to launch KSR-2 to space we will have to build and launch various smaller rockets to validate our systems and engine components. The KSR Rocket Family includes 3 major rocket configurations based on a Nitrous/Methanol Pressure Fed Liquid Rocket Engine.
KSR-1 is a vertically-launched single stage rocket. It uses a liquid bi-propellant rocket engine burning methanol as fuel and nitrous oxide as the oxidizer.
KSR-1 is intended to be a test vehicle for the development of KSR-2, the goal of which is to reach space. As such, all the major components and technologies that are expected to be used in KSR-1B & KSR-2 are present in KSR-1.
The main components of KSR 1 are the engine—consisting of the injector, nozzle, and cooling jacket— with fuel and oxidizer tanks, a nitrogen gas tank, and various valves and pressure regulators.
KSR-1b is a planned liquid bipropellant launch vehicle .It is the second installment of the KSR Rocket Family, composed of a single stage, fueled by Nitrous Oxide and Methanol.
KSR-1B is an R&D rocket used to develop the KSR-2 engine. The rocket will have a altitude of around 30km.
The KSR-2 is a planned liquid bipropellant suborbital launch vehicle .It is the third installment of the KSR Rocket Family, composed of a single stage, fueled by Nitrous Oxide and Methanol.
KSR-2 will have a total length of 4m a diameter of 0.4m and a total mass of 591 Kg, it’s apogee is around 100 Km.