Princeton SpaceShot: Technical Documentation

FAA Flight Data Package

The following document was submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST) as part of our 7711-2 Part 101 waiver application, pursuant to 14 CFR Part 101. It includes overall vehicle characteristics, trajectories, and impact dispersions.


SpaceShot Independent Work 

The following document was a thesis paper prepared by chief engineer Coleman Merhant '19 for a final paper for independent coursework in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The focus of the paper is design and composite construction of the SpaceShot vehicle.


Project Stratos Independent Work

The following document was a thesis paper prepared by chief engineer Coleman Merhant '19 for a final paper for independent coursework in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The focus of the paper is the Project Stratos project of the 2016-2017 academic year, the predecessor of the SpaceShot vehicle. The design of Project Stratos is similar to the second stage sustainer of SpaceShot. This vehicle reached 39,000 feet and Mach 3 on only 4,500 Ns of impulse.


Mid-year Progress Review PowerPoint

The following document was a mid-year progress review presented to Princeton University's Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students. Technical detail is neglected as this is a general overview of logistics and design.


Memoradum to the New Jersey Space Grant Consortium

The following document was a formal memorandum to the New Jersey Space Grant Consortium, helping us receive a grant.


Launch of the Project Stratos rocket, which evolved into Princeton SpaceShot’s sustainer (2nd stage). At Friends of Amateur Rocketry site in California.

Project Stratos Launch Video