Aspirespace has already achieved several significant milestones, from breaking the altitude record for a British amateur rocket with Aspire 1 in 1992 to the successful testing of the powerful H20LOX/HDPE hybrid rocket engine.
The major events from the beginning to the present day are outlined below:
February 1991: Aspire 1 conceived by students from the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cambridge and Kent.
July 1992: Aspire 1successfully launched to an altitude of 3.5km (11,000 feet), breaking the then altitude record for a British amateur rocket.
Aspire 2, a reusable rocket vehicle powered by a new hybrid engine and capable of launching 10kg of payload to an altitude of 100km, was conceived.
Summer 1994: Aspirespace founded to realise the dream of building and launching Aspire 2.