The Flame Trench is creating satellites, rockets, observatories and electronics
14

patrons

$247
per month
The Flame Trench is a group of amateur and professional electronic and mechanical engineers, students, teachers and others from both Britain and the United States, working in aerospace and related industries.

Between us we have experience in high power rocketry, active stability and guidance, scientific instrument development, solid and hybrid rocket engines, cubesats, particle physics, software engineering, videography, teaching, piloting, HAM radio, STEM outreach, and more.

We are currently working on two collaborative flagship projects: TFTqube, a pocketqube satellite; and Perihelion, an experimental high powered rocket. We are also in the process of building a robotic, remotely accessible amateur observatory.

This Patreon is primarily to help fund our Flagship and Observatory projects described above.  Patrons can expect an inside look at our project development process, and access to the observatory when it comes online.  Higher pledge tiers will have session priority on the astrophotography setup!
Tiers
Ground Technician
$2 or more per month

Get access to the TFT Discord server.


Thanks for your support!

Includes Discord rewards
Ground Support
$5 or more per month

Get access to the TFT Discord server and exclusive project updates on our Patreon page.


Thanks for your support!

Includes Discord rewards
Launch Support
$10 or more per month

Get access to the TFT Discord server and exclusive project updates on our Patreon page.


Get access to our remote observatory when it comes online - both the astrophotography setup and a livestreaming telescope!


Thanks for your support!

Includes Discord rewards
Friends of the Flame
$30 or more per month

Get access to the TFT Discord server and exclusive project updates on our Patreon page.


Get PRIORITY access to the astrophotography setup in our remote observatory when it comes online.


Get a free, early model of nanoAlt Alpha, Bravo and Delta if you're a Patron when they are released.  nanoAlt Alpha should be coming this spring!


Thanks for your support!

Includes Discord rewards
Stargazer
$100 or more per month

Get access to the TFT Discord server and exclusive project updates on our Patreon page, and 1:1 access to TFT members to discuss projects, subject to our availability.


Get PRIORITY access to the astrophotography setup in our remote observatory when it comes online - over all above tiers.


Get a free, early model of nanoAlt Alpha, Bravo and Delta if you're a  Patron when they are released.  nanoAlt Alpha should be coming this  spring!


Get access to all future perks introduced as TFTqube and Perihelion progress towards test and launching - as well as personal credit on all future projects!


Thanks for your support!

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$247 of $300 per month
$300/month will contribute massively to the development of TFTqube, our pocketqube satellite.  This will allow us to escalate our prototyping and testing without worrying about finding sponsorship!  It'll also help speed up the build of Gaze - in particular finishing the prime imaging camera and mount.
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The Flame Trench is a group of amateur and professional electronic and mechanical engineers, students, teachers and others from both Britain and the United States, working in aerospace and related industries.

Between us we have experience in high power rocketry, active stability and guidance, scientific instrument development, solid and hybrid rocket engines, cubesats, particle physics, software engineering, videography, teaching, piloting, HAM radio, STEM outreach, and more.

We are currently working on two collaborative flagship projects: TFTqube, a pocketqube satellite; and Perihelion, an experimental high powered rocket. We are also in the process of building a robotic, remotely accessible amateur observatory.

This Patreon is primarily to help fund our Flagship and Observatory projects described above.  Patrons can expect an inside look at our project development process, and access to the observatory when it comes online.  Higher pledge tiers will have session priority on the astrophotography setup!

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Tiers
Ground Technician
$2 or more per month

Get access to the TFT Discord server.


Thanks for your support!

Includes Discord rewards
Ground Support
$5 or more per month

Get access to the TFT Discord server and exclusive project updates on our Patreon page.


Thanks for your support!

Includes Discord rewards
Launch Support
$10 or more per month

Get access to the TFT Discord server and exclusive project updates on our Patreon page.


Get access to our remote observatory when it comes online - both the astrophotography setup and a livestreaming telescope!


Thanks for your support!

Includes Discord rewards
Friends of the Flame
$30 or more per month

Get access to the TFT Discord server and exclusive project updates on our Patreon page.


Get PRIORITY access to the astrophotography setup in our remote observatory when it comes online.


Get a free, early model of nanoAlt Alpha, Bravo and Delta if you're a Patron when they are released.  nanoAlt Alpha should be coming this spring!


Thanks for your support!

Includes Discord rewards
Stargazer
$100 or more per month

Get access to the TFT Discord server and exclusive project updates on our Patreon page, and 1:1 access to TFT members to discuss projects, subject to our availability.


Get PRIORITY access to the astrophotography setup in our remote observatory when it comes online - over all above tiers.


Get a free, early model of nanoAlt Alpha, Bravo and Delta if you're a  Patron when they are released.  nanoAlt Alpha should be coming this  spring!


Get access to all future perks introduced as TFTqube and Perihelion progress towards test and launching - as well as personal credit on all future projects!


Thanks for your support!

Includes Discord rewards