The BIGOS 4 rocket in its second flight exceeded the limit of 15 km. This is another successful start of the construction built by the Polish company SpaceForest. The BIGOS 4 rocket is a rocket construction used to develop SpaceForest propulsion techniques. It has a starting weight of 100 kg and a length of 5.5 meters reports Interia.pl.
The rocket is to be able to reach a maximum speed of 1.9 Mach and a height of about 15 km (current height limit in Poland). BIGOS 4 is supposed to be able to fly again within 72 hours.
The first flight of the BIGOS 4 rocket took place on November 2, 2018. It was a short flight, the purpose of which was to check the proper operation of the rocket engine and to recover the entire rocket.
Three weeks later, the BIGOS 4 rocket took off for the second time. This time it was a longer and faster flight – the rocket reached a maximum limit of over 15 km and exceeded the speed of Mach 2. The flight took place from a military training ground in Drawsko Pomorskie. Available information indicates that the rocket after this flight landed just 4 km from the starting point.
SpaceForest company is based in the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park in Gdynia and employs over 25 people. It implements, among others technological projects for the European Space Agency (ESA) and under the European Union’s research and development programs. In addition, SpaceForest carries out its own research and development projects, including in the field of rocket propulsion. It is currently one of the most dynamically developing companies in the Polish space sector, basing its work on its own advanced concepts and technologies.