Competition Rocketry

The goal of Rocket Competitions is to provide an opportunity for new members to become more involved in the process of High Power Rocketry competitions. This will include rocket and payload design and construction as well as the planning process required for rocketry competitions. Construction techniques and materials will intentionally be chosen to be more advanced than strictly necessary for easier portions of the competitions, to improve member skills from the Intro to Rocketry level to the level of major projects such as Liquid Rocket Engine and Karman. We are planning on competing in the NASA University Student Launch Initiative during the 2019-2020 academic year. This is an annual competition hosted by the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama in which high school and university teams compete to build a rocketry system that includes a payload to compete a defined goal. This year the goal is to develop a payload system that is capable of collecting a 10 mL sample from a predefined sample collection area. We are developing a system which would include a parafoil controlled decent system and rover for sample collection and motion thereafter.