Summary of the Bloodhound Project


4 page writing assignment.
Run Profile,Rocket Start Time (s),Parachute Deployment Time (s) 1,8,45 2,12,45 3,16,45 4,8,50 5,12,50 6,16,50 7,8,55 8,12,55 9,16,55
These are 9 run profiles.

Run Profiles are controlled by the following parameters:

  • · Rocket start time
  • · Chute opening time

The constraints on the World Speed Record attempt must all be satisfied:

  • · Must achieve 1000mph for a duration of at least 1 mile
  • · Total distance travelled must be less than 10 miles
  • · G-force experienced by Andy Green to be no more than 3.5G

In the introduction, using the following link write 2 pages that

  • · Gives a summary of the Bloodhound Project (look at
  • · What are your suggestions for run profiles and why?
  • · Where is the world record attempt taking place?
  • · What parameters are you looking at (g-force, CO2 etc.)
  • · Why look at these parameters? Why are they important?

Then write 2 more pages in the discussion discussing the following points:

  • · What is the effect of delaying the rocket start time and chute deployment time?
  • · Maximising chance of achieving 1000mph – What are your recommendations for rocket start time and parachute deployment time?
  • · Driver Safety in the Bloodhound SSC – what are the factors influencing driver safety?
  • · What is the environmental impact of the Bloodhound SSC?