Rockets

All of our rockets, in chronological order, from newest to oldest.

Tritium 2

Test vehicle 2000

Tritium 2 is the latest design in the Tritium series, designed with true high power in mind. It is a clean-sheet design made to be the largest rocket printable with the Ender 3. The first Tritium 2, TV2000, flew for the first time on June 11, 2021 on a Cesaroni H123 Skidmark as part of an L1 attempt. The parachute was tangled on this flight resulting in a hard landing and the loss of two body tube sections (out of four). 

 

TV2000 is undergoing repairs and will fly again in late July.

 

Flights: “Number One On The Runway”, 6/11/2021 – 1 flight (H123SK)

  • Status: Undergoing repairs
  • Lifetime: 6/3/21 – Present
  • Flights: 1
  • Maximum altitude: >1,500 ft
  • Airframe size: 67 mm
  • Height: 153 cm
  • Motor mount: 29/38/54mm
  • Largest motor flown: H123SK

Tritium 1.1

Test vehicle 1100

Tritium 1.1 was a landmark design – the first to fly twice, and the first to fly at an event. It was built from what were essentially scraps left from Tritium 1 (TV1000) as well as an entirely new upper body and fin can. Both flights were conducted at the Rocketry Organization of California’s launch site at Lucerne Dry Lake, CA, on May 8. Flight 1 was a complete success, however, flight 2 resulted in a cracked fin and snapped motor mount. TV1100 will be repaired and reflown at a later date.

Flights: Flight Campaign 1, 5/8/2021 – 2 flights (G79W).

TR1.1 F1
  • Status: Retired
  • Lifetime: 4/24/21 – Present
  • Flights: 2
  • Maximum altitude: >1,500 ft
  • Airframe size: 54 mm
  • Height: 106.7 cm
  • Motor mount: 29 mm / 38 mm
  • Largest motor flown: G79W

Tritium 1.0

Flight vehicle TR-1

The only image ever captured of Tritium 1.0's only flight.

Tritium 1.0 flew a single flight – the last flight for over a year – on January 20, 2020, from Malibu Lake, CA. While the flight itself was a success, the long and drawn-out development process and overconfidence throughout the project led to serious flaws during the flight. The motor mount and fin can was poorly secured to the body (leading to it almost falling mid-flight), only one out of 5 cameras captured the launch, and the parachute was rendered nearly unusable after the flight.

 

Some parts of the only flight vehicle, TR-1, were reused on the Tritium 1.1 test vehicle TV1100 (the body tube, motor mount, and parachute) and flew 2 more times. 

  • Status: Scrapped for parts
  • Lifetime: 10/4/19 – ????
  • Flights: 1
  • Maximum altitude: >1,300 ft
  • Airframe size: 54 mm
  • Height: 109.0 cm
  • Motor mount: 29 mm / 38 mm
  • Largest motor flown: G77R