The AB1.3 JetRocket is a 1.5m tall rocket powered by one JetCat p180 Microturbine. The inlet is designed to ram air into the turbine, thereby compensating for thinner air and greatly extending the ceiling.
The launch of the JetRocket is expected to take place in Spaceport America, New Mexico, in the coming year. Currently, the JetRocket is awaiting final certification from the FAA.
The purpose of this JetRocket is to test the limitations of turbine-technology in vertical flight. The lessons learned from flying this vehicle are critical in ensuring that the JetQuad drone has top-notch performance.