Hybrid Rocket Test Looks Like Dimensional Portal Sucking Reality Itself

Hybrid rocket test looks like dimensional portal sucking reality itself

The first time I saw this image I thought of an inter-dimensional portal of evil sucking in reality. It's actually the test of the Nammo hybrid rocket engine that will power the Bloodhound. If everything goes as planned, the Bloodhound will be the first supersonic car to reach 1609km/h.

In the car there will be three engines: The first one will be the EJ2000 — a military turbofan capable of developing 18,304Nm that powers the Eurofighter Typhoon. This engine will take the Bloodhound from 0 to 480km/h.

At that point, the Nammo hybrid engine — which uses both solid and liquid fuel — will fire up, taking it from 480km/h to 1609km/h. A third engine — a Cosworth Formula 1 — will pump the liquid fuel into the Nammo.

Hybrid rocket test looks like dimensional portal sucking reality itself

The 1609km/h supersonic Bloodhound.

Hybrid rocket test looks like dimensional portal sucking reality itself

The Bloodhound cockpit.