Reusable rocket built by students is about to launch to space

Part of the Karman Space Programme team with their first space vehicle prototype- The Vega Mini.

The Karman Space Programme team and prototype Vega rocket

Enoch Wong/Karman Space Programme

A group of students aims to become the first non-government, non-commercial team to launch a reusable rocket to space. Their Aurora rocket, set to launch from California this month, is designed to reach a top speed of Mach 5.2 and break through Earth’s atmosphere.

The Karman Space Programme (KSP) was founded by students at Imperial College London just two years ago, with the sole aim of breaking through the Kármán line, the 100 kilometre altitude that is widely recognised …

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