Saltire-2 is GU Rocketry's second launch vehicle and first custom built platform. It is reusable and will become the first student rocket to be launched from a spaceport on the British Isles when it flies again in March 2023.
HEIGHT 2.77m / 9'1"
SPEED Mach 1.2
TARGET ALTITUDE 15000ft
Solid Rocket Motor
A Cesaroni M795 Moonburner motor powers Saltire-2 to its target altitude.
Saltire-2 was a huge step forward for GU Rocketry, with a completely custom carbon fibre and fiberglass airframe, the aerodynamics team demonstrated the ability to design, manufacture, and fly composite airframes.
Saltire-2 launched to a height of 15569ft from Fairlie Moor in the West of Scotland on the 27th of August 2022.
Saltire-2 was the first practical test of GU Rocketry's custom, in-house avionics. Despite issues with the recovery system during the launch, Saltire-2 was successfully recovered and is set to be launched a second time.
On the 27th of August 2022 we successfully launched Saltire-2 from Fairlie Moor.
Saltire-2 was a massive step forward from Saltire-1, and was a very successful launch despite some issues with the recovery system
Saltire-2 was successfully recovered and we aim to relaunch it later this year.
Check out the launch video!