Aspirespace experimental rocketry society
Technical papers, books, and articles
Aspirespace has benefited greatly from knowledge and advice passed-
The downloadable technical papers below are written in PDF format for which you may need acrobat reader
We hope that you find these useful and educational, though remember that we're an amateur society: there may well be errors or omissions. Please send constructive criticism to Rick Newlands, check out his book at the bottom of this page.
These papers get updated and added to regularly, so do browse again.
Simple explanations for the general reader:
For young children:
Here's a link to Dave Cooper's recoding of the Propellant Evaluation and Performance program PROPEP3 which is much more user-
Rick Newlands has written a 2nd edition of his book entitled 'Rocket Science and Spaceflight for young Rocketeers' which is a guide to home-
You can buy this book in either printed or pdf ebook format direct from the publisher Lulu by searching in the 'buy' section of their website, or from online book retailers. Search for 'Richard Newlands'
|What is a hybrid|
|H0 Gox/perspex engine|
|H2 NO2/HDPE engine|
|H20 LOX/HDPE engine|
|What is a waverider|
|The Caret wing|
|Mk 10B waverider|