BLOODHOUND SSC – a supersonic racing car designed to reach speeds of 1,000mph (1,600km/h).
Welcome to BLOODHOUND’s monthly newsletter, with the latest news about the Project and the Car. In the last month we’ve announced a new lead sponsor and our Race for the Line competition has appeared on the BBC. We also have news of exciting job opportunities at the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre for engineers with a range of skills, so you could join our Team and be part of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
Check out our website at www.bloodhoundssc.com for more information, videos and images.
FIA and BLOODHOUND thank desert community with one year to go
One year before BLOODHOUND’s first World Land Speed Record attempt at Hakskeen Pan, the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) has presented certificates of recognition to over 300 members of the local Mier community, for their work removing 16,000 tonnes of rock from 22 million square metres of dry lake bed; the largest area of land ever cleared by hand for a motorsports activity. Their amazing work has been a vital part of building the world’s fastest race track and means that next year Andy Green can drive BLOODHOUND SSC at over 800mph in Northern Cape, South Africa, without worrying about a single stray rock damaging the Car.
Latest Car news
Work on the Car continues at the Technical Centre. Over the last month the Build Team has been:
- Mocking up the jet engine fuel system – engineers from Advanced Fuel Systems will be finalising and building this for us.
- Stripping the runway wheels in preparation for the final build.
- Removing the rocket’s oxidiser tank from the carbon monocoque.
- Preparing support equipment, including the refuelling bowser which will hold the 1 tonne of concentrated hydrogen peroxide for the rocket.
For more frequent updates on the Car’s progress, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Geely to be BLOODHOUND Lead Partner
We’re delighted to announce that at the end of September, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) was unveiled as the BLOODHOUND Project’s prime sponsor and Official Automotive Partner in a three-year agreement. The leading Chinese automotive group will provide technical as well as financial support to the Project, and promote its Inspirational Programme throughout Asia.
Race for the Line competition on BBC Newsround
Season 2 of the Race for the Line Rocket Car Competition featured on BBC Newsround on 24 October, when they visited the North Liverpool Academy to see students from Primary and Secondary schools in the local inner city area building and racing their cars. A big thank you to North Liverpool Academy for hosting the day, and to Microsoft and the Army who supported the event and are the main partners for the competition.
Join our Team!
BLOODHOUND is looking for engineers to join our fabulous Team and have significant input into the design of the fastest car on the planet – could this be you, or someone you know? We’re looking for:
- A software engineer to join the team responsible for the cockpit displays and some of the driver interfaces for the Car – ideally this would be a WPF C# .net software engineer with electronics skills.
- A CAD design engineer (systems integration) to liaise between the mechanical and systems teams in order to integrate electronics, electrical and hydraulic components.
- An electronics engineer with analog PCB design experience and familiarity with power systems.
- A senior hydraulics engineer/technician who can implement, test and give input into the design side of the hydraulic systems.
We need people who can start working with us as soon as possible near Bristol. The deadline for applications for these unique opportunities is 11 November 2016.
BLOODHOUND Ambassador wins regional award
We’re delighted to announce that Graham Jeffery has won the STEM Ambassador of the Year 2016 Award for the Bristol, Bath and Somerset region for his work on the BLOODHOUND Project. BLOODHOUND Ambassadors play a vital role in the Project’s success, with our STEM Ambassadors inspiring students and young people about science, technology, engineering and maths. Find out more in the Ambassadors section of our website.
You can find the BLOODHOUND Engineering Adventure at these public events:
1 and 2 November
Classic Car Show
The BLOODHOUND Project is funded by sponsorship and donations from individual members of the public, small and medium-sized businesses, and global corporations. Every last bit of money raised goes towards helping us create something special, with a lasting legacy of inspiration for our future generation of scientists and engineers.
You can support us in many ways: