JANUARY 27-29, 2017
The WARR Hyperloop is a student initiative from the Technical University of Munich, formed in 2015 in response to SpaceX’s call for pod prototypes. At the first SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition in January 2017, the pod from WARR — the only finalist to feature a compressor — stormed to victory as the fastest pod.
AUGUST 25 -27, 2017
A new team of WARR Hyperloop is now building a brand-new pod for Competition II in August 2017. In the second iteration, we are aiming to build something completely different: smaller, lighter—and much, much faster. The design is optimized for speed in a 1,2 km tube.
UPDATE: OUR POD REACHED 324 km/h AND WON THE PRIZE FOR THE FASTEST POD
Having recruited some great new students, WARR once again passed through both the preliminary and final design stages of the competition and is on the line-up for the LA weekend in August. The final stage, which required submission of a detailed technical document, took place in February 2017, shortly after the first competition, and received some great feedback from SpaceX.
The second competition focuses solely on maximum speed. Using the experience of the first team and the technical knowledge of the new members, a completely new pod has been designed to reach the highest speed possible in the 1,2 km SpaceX tube.
We are a team of 30 students from the Technical University of Munich and are a division of the larger organization WARR, the Scientific Workgroup for Rocketry and Spaceflight. Accepting students from the faculties of mechanical and electrical engineering, physics, computer studies and economics, WARR engages in a number of different topics in aerospace engineering. Together we are designing, building and testing the next prototype of the WARR Hyperloop pod.
The idea of the Hyperloop was released by Elon Musk, founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX. Rather than developing the idea himself, Elon Musk opensourced the concept and is now holding a student competition to build a half-scale prototype. Our prototype will be competing this summer 2017 at SpaceX headquarters against a selection of worldwide university teams!