Only about a dozen universities in the United States have built a working liquid engine, and we plan to make USF the next one. This long-term project is inherently resource intensive (requiring extensive research and analysis, the creation and use of highly controlled test environments, and the custom machining/printing of nearly every part), however it is well worth the time and effort. The accomplishment of this project will put SOAR on the national map and hopefully well on the way to space flight, while providing valuable data to the global research community. Stay tuned for updates.
Calculations and modelling are complete, and construction will begin soon, with our first hot fire test tentatively at Kennedy Space Center in September 2018.