The Bloodhound Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The project’s objectives are:

  • Inspire the next generation about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • Share an iconic research and development programme with a global audience.
  • Set a new World Land Speed Record of 1000mph.

With Marlow having been involved in the last successful land speed record attempt – Thrust SSC, the team at Bloodhound knew who to contact for the important job of helping to stop the vehicle from the supersonic speeds it will hopefully achieve.

Our engineers have worked closely with the Bloodhound Team to ensure that the parachute deployment rope meets the exacting and critical demands of the project – strength, elongation and a textile “weak link” device are all part of the on-going developmental work, ready for an anticipated first supersonic run in 2017.

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The Bloodhound Project