Our Team

The incredible people behind the Scenes

ICLR has an excellent leadership team, leading and inspiring a group of smart and talented individuals. who together combine to make five technical sub-teams and a Business and Marketing team.

Airframe and Recovery

The team that designs, builds and tests the load bearing structures of the rockets along with the systems that help us recover the rockets safely.

Electronics

The electronics team designs the avionics, telemetry and power systems that facilitate the collection of flight data, and control and power the various systems on board.

Propulsion

Propulsion designs, manufactures and tests the propulsive systems onboard, that help propel the rockets to target altitude, along with design the feed system which includes the pressure vessels and flow control devices.

Systems and Integration

Also known as systems, the team generates constraints and requirements for the other teams. The team also performs trajectory simulations and make sure our rocket is on the correct path.

Altitude Rocket Team (ART)

Known commonly as ART, the team designs builds small scale rockets mainly aimed at breaking altitude records in the UK and Europe

Business and Marketing

The team ensures that ICLR can continue making rockets by raising funds and reaching out to sponsors. The team also is responsible for maintaining ICLR's presence and interacting with outside parties.

Meet the Team Leads

Meet the Teams of ICLR

Airframe And Recovery

 

 

The team that designs, builds and tests the load bearing structures of the rockets along with the systems that help us recover the rockets safely.

The design team is currently working on a skeletal airframe that will be able to support the rocket while on the ground and in flight. The team is also working on a new recovery system which will move away from the hassle of black powder ejection systems to make the system more reliable. Developing a fully composite body, the manufacturing is also utilising the properties of carbon fiber and glass fiber reinforced polymers to make the rocket lightweight yet strong.

 

 

The electronics team designs the avionics, telemetry and power systems that facilitate the collection of flight data, and control and power the various systems on board.

The electronics team are currently developing the next generation ICLR avionics system, RICARDO, which will be used to control and run the whole rocket. RICARDO will also house the bespoke throttle control system developed by ICLR. The payload team are working on designing, and manufacturing a deployable payload mechanism that will house a CANSAT payload.

Electronics and payload

Systems and Integration

 

Also known as systems, the team generates constraints and requirements for the other teams. The team also performs trajectory simulations and make sure our rocket is on the correct path.

The systems team is currently designing and manufacturing a small test rocket called Duet to test mid air simultaneous ignition of the two solid motor boosters that will power our next rocket. The systems team, alongside this, is also currently performing trajectory simulations for the ever refining design of our new rocket, along with designing the control system which will be used for the throttleable hybrid engine to reach the desired apogee.


Propulsion designs, manufactures and tests the propulsive systems onboard, that help propel the rockets to target altitude, along with design the feed system which includes the pressure vessels and flow control devices.

 The propulsion team is currently working on our flagship hybrid engine, HyPNOS, which will be a throttleable engine powered by paraffin and nitrous oxide. The team is currently working tirelessly to start the hot fire test campaign of the engine and is in the process of carrying hydrostatic tests on the different components of the plumbing system. Recently the team carried out a pressure test of s scale tank in which the tank held a pressure of 105 bar of water without any leak for an hour.

Propulsion

Altitude record team (ART)

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Known commonly as ART, the team designs builds small scale rockets mainly aimed at breaking altitude records in the UK and Europe.

Our ART is obsessed with speed and altitude which makes their rockets some of the highest performance rockets being design by the team. Their most recent effort, Apex, will have a max speed of mach 1.08 and an apogee of 2874 m, which will break the UKRA I class record. Currently planned for a June launch, the success of this launch will get ART closer to breaking the European altitude record.