Test Launch of Experimental Motor

On February 17th, we launched Bullistic, our oldest and most-launched high-power rocket. Built back in 2013, we used this rocket as a test vehicle for our experimental in-house solid motor. It was a successful launch reaching 5566 ft. Unfortunately, Bullisitic suffered damage to one of its fins upon landing, despite… Read more

SOAR takes a tour at SOFWERX

On January 4th 2018 some of our members toured SOFWERX in Tampa, FL. SOFWERX is a partnership between Doolittle Institute and the United States Special Operations Command whose goal is to solve challenging problems in an innovative way. Our members got to take an exciting look at their facility, workshop,… Read more

Sub-Scale Launch Day

On Saturday, December 16th, 2017, members of our NASA Student Launch Team successfully launched their new sub-scale rocket for the first time! The sub-scale rocket launched, separated, and landed safely, but the team did come across a couple issues. Despite having some tangled shock cord and one failed parachute the… Read more

NASA Student Launch 2017-18 Proposal

SOAR has officially completed its proposal for the 2017-2018 NASA Student Launch Initiative! NSL is an annual national rocketry competition that focuses on innovative designs such as unique payloads. This year, SOAR has chosen the “Deployable rover” option, described in the NSL handbook as such: Deployable rover Teams will design… Read more

Launch Day!

Both the NASA Student Launch and LDRS rockets are scheduled to launch tomorrow (Saturday, April 8th)! The NSL team will be launching their 13-ft tall, 47.5 lb Apis I with it’s vision recognition/camera aiming payload in Alabama; and the LDRS team will be launching the upper stage of Taurus I… Read more