Welcome to Mach 30's Yavin Thruster project. If you have ever wondered what makes rockets work or how engineers go about designing rocket engines, then this is the project for you. We are going to demonstrate how you can go from requirements to analysis and conceptual design (1) to detailed design (2) to manufacture (3) and ultimately test.
The Yavin Thruster is a cold gas thruster, a kind of rocket engine that creates thrust just from the energy stored in a compressed gas. Our goal is to make the Yavin Thruster accessible by anyone, so we are using modern design and manufacturing techniques (like parametric modeling, 3D printing) and commonly available components (like consumer grade air compressors). Check out our Wiki and our Forums for all the latest news. And be sure to download the design files and try making your own Yavin Thruster.