Clementine
Launching in 2022-2023



Clementine is MASA's newest supersonic sounding rocket. It utilizes groundbreaking technologies including seam-welded propellant tanks, a regeneratively-cooled engine, live in-flight telementry, and full-parachute recovery.

America's largest student-built rocket.

Clementine is MASA's single-stage, supersonic sounding rocket. Clementine utilizes a pressure-fed kerolox system and features seam-welded stainless steel propellant tanks, advanced avionics, composite aerostructures, and much more. It stands over 20' tall and is 10.5" in diameter, making it the largest student-built rocket in the United States.
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Clementine

Vehicle Overview

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MSL ThrustComing Soon!
Max SpeedComing Soon!
Nosecone & Parachutes
Helium COPV
LOx Tank
RP-1 Tank
RP-D2 Engine
Fins
Rocket Engine
RP-D2 Flight Engine

RP-D2, originally developed by MASA for the TSM program, has been improved and repurposed for the Clementine vehicle. RP-D2 features an inner copper liner, outer aluminum jacket, and a like-doublet injector design. MASA hotfired RP-D2 in July of 2022, proofing the engine for flight.

RP-D2 Engine
Ground Support Equipment (GSE) during a hotfire of PT-163
Engine Controller
Liquid Nitrogen Dewar
Cryogenic Fill System
High-pressure Helium