Located close to campus on Green Road, the MASA "bunker" is a secluded test facility equipped for static fires of high-power liquid, hybrid, and solid rocket engines. MASA has operated and continually upgraded the site for many years and has tested countless rocket engines at the site.
Safely Monitoring and Testing our Rocket Engine
At MASA, we have been working hard to manufacture and test our experimental liquid rocket engine, and have designed our ground support equipment to accommodate increasingly complicated hardware. Critical to keeping test personnel and sensitive hardware safe is the capability to remotely operate and monitor all the systems in our test cell.
To this end, we’re adopting a new live security camera system made possible by the expertise of CCTV Camera World. We are using high frame rate IP cameras and 4k security cameras with audio. These allow us to not only record and monitor our tests, but also to reliably stream them at higher qualities and from more angles than ever before, while being able to safely operate them from Mission Control.
We are confident that the footage we capture will allow us to continue to promote rocketry and space exploration among the engineering community!