Colossus SFS

The Complete Static Fire System

Now Available for Rent (Operation Provided)

About Colossus

Colossus was never a project designed for competition; it is a platform for collaboration between members of the collegiate and amateur rocketry community. Now fully operational, Colossus is providing university teams with a flexible, safe, and reliable solution to engine testing, accelerating the pace of innovation and the interchange of ideas. Colossus is currently available to rent. Rental includes operation and system tailoring, as well as assistance with all of the logistics. NASA engineers have graciously provided us with invaluable resources and advice for redesigning the system.

Tech Specs

Structure designed to withstand 5000 lbf of thrust
Current plumbing sizing configuration allows for 2700 lbs
Maximum pressure of 1350psi
Maximum volumetric flow rate of 4gal/s
Cryogenic compatible on both the LOx and propellant side

Data Acquisition System (DAQ)

22

Pressure Transducers

18

Thermocouples

1

Load Cell

Exchangeable Engine Interface

The rocket engine to be tested will be mounted here

Blast Shield

Protects the system from the intense conditions that may be created by the engine.

Onboard Control Panel

Computer-controlled automated hot-fire sequence with continuous safety checks and manual override.
Ultra-high-speed/accuracy pressure, temperature, and force measurement logging with live data viewing.

Pressurized Propellant Tanks

Ability to pressurize up to 1350PSI.
Bi-cryogenic compatibility (LOX/RP, LOX/CH4, LOX/LNG, N2O/Alcohol, LOX/LH2, etc.)
8 gallons of propellant and oxidizer capacity each.

Plumbing System

Pressure vessels designed and manufactured to ASME standards and certified by ASME inspector.
Insulated 1″ diameter main propellant lines.
Comprehensive automated valve pneumatic actuation system.

Current Team Members

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Victoria Alanis
Victoria Alanis
Project Manager
Alex Lazaroiu
Alex Lazaroiu
Electronics Lead
Shannon Lin
Shannon Lin
Structures Lead
Behrad Rabiei
Behrad Rabiei
Electronics Member
Trisha Nguyen
Trisha Nguyen
Structures and Electronics Member
Nathan Cramer
Nathan Cramer
Plumbing Member
Chaztine Embucado
Chaztine Embucado
Electronics Member
Joanne Low
Joanne Low
Structures

Former Members

BREANA GUERREROALICE CHENJOHN DAVID LOPEZMATT SANTOS
ALEX COLEMANJUSTIN OSHIROJACK NAJARIANHARKER RUSSELL
PATRICK FINNCYRUS COWLEYJORGE NUNEZJENNIFER HERNANDEZ MORA
NICHOLAS COMPTONFERNANDO LOPEZ GARCIAJAMES ROSESCHRIS SHARP
ANDREW WANGGEORGE LACHOWSUMEET BANSALMICHAEL DIESTRA
TANNER HANSONALEXANDRA HERNANDEZMAX KELLYSAI KOTHI
JOHN MARCOZZIRYAN MURASEPHAT PHUNGPETER NGUYEN
DEENAH SANCHEZMATTHEW SPARROWPHILBY WANGJONATHAN KAVNER
DENNIS RENBRIANA PUKTIANIEGAURAV PARMARSCOTT BROWN

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