The Falcon rocket will sit below the Eurofighter-Typhoon engine
The firing of the biggest rocket in Britain for some 20 years will take place next month at the Aerohub, Newquay Cornwall Airport.
The hybrid rocket is being developed for the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car, which will attempt to reach 1,000mph (1,610Km/h) in 2014.
Newquay Airport is one of the few UK locations equipped to handle the test.
The Bloodhound team will conduct a number of experiments leading up to a high-power firing on 3 October.
Capable of producing 27,000lbf of peak thrust (122kN), the 18in by 12ft (45cm by 3.6m) rocket will be bolted to a stand so it cannot move.
“We’re still in the research and development phase of this project, but the firing at Newquay Airport will be the first time we’ve pushed the [rocket] chamber in the region of its performance limit, and it should make for quite a spectacle,” rocket creator Daniel Jubb told BBC News.
Remarkably, his power unit will not be the only one in the Bloodhound vehicle when it tries to break the world land speed record on a dried-up lakebed in South Africa.
There will also be a jet from a Eurofighter-Typhoon and the engine from a Formula One car.