Succesful MLE5K-S1 engine ignition test

The first ignition tests of MLE5K-S1 engine were made this Wednesday, May 25 at Roxel in Bourges.

The work carried out in recent years by students on development of LOX / Ethanol biliquid engine have finally been rewarded by these ignition tests. The 25 and 26 May 2016, three ignition tests were carried out on the site of the Roxel Subdray next to Bourges. The complete engine with the chamber and the throat has ignited properly.

The next step is to check engine operation on the nominal duration of combustion.