The Bloodhound Project Vehicle Mass Properties

Bloodhound SSC Vehicle Technical Specification: configuration 11, June 2012


Mass Overview


Definition Unit Target Status Comment
Vehicle Mass at (Design Condition Full with fluids and driver) kg <6422 7786  
Vehicle Mass (Empty and driver) kg <4738 6227  
Driver Mass kg 92 100 Andy Green estimate of his mass plus kit
Mass of Fluids kg ? 1752? Fuel, lubricants and coolants
Sprung Mass Pitch Inertia (Design Condition Full with Fluids and Driver) kg.m2   72964  
Sprung Mass Pitch Inertia (Empty and Driver) kg.m2   56211  
Yaw Inertia (Design Condition Full with Fluids and Driver) kg.m2   98485  
Yaw Inertia (Empty and Driver) kg.m2   86792  
Roll Inertia (Design Condition Full with Fluids and Driver) kg.m2   3669  
Roll Inertia (Empty and Driver) kg.m2   2698  


Mass Breakdown


Definition Unit Target Status Comment
Parachutes kg   80 Chute packs will be a maximum of 25 kg each (2 off)
Airbrakes     152  
Rear Wheels/suspension kg   508  
& sub frame     300  
Rear Stabiliser kg   70  
Rocket engine & casing (Design Condition/Empty) kg ? 450/269  
Eurojet EJ200 kg   1198  
Fin Structure kg   75  
EJ200 fuel and tanks (Design Condition/Empty) kg   460 / 60  
Rear structure and skins kg   942  
EJ200 intake structure kg   92  
APU Assy kg   346  
HTP Tank kg   1142/179  
(Design Condition/Empty)        
Driver/cockpit structure kg   92/500  
Cockpit floor     50  
Front wheels/suspension kg   508  
Front stabiliser kg   70  
APU Cooling system kg   165  
Nose Structure kg   200  
Nose Electronics kg   95  
Nose Hydraulics/rocket water kg   75  
Cockpit ballistic protection kg   150  




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