2nd Mechanical Engineering Design Meeting

An early design rendering of a potential steering system setup.
An early design rendering of a potential steering system setup.

On October 18th, the NSL Mechanical Engineering team met in the conference room to revise mechanical engineering plans prior to the development of the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) document. Tanner Diberardino led the meeting, answering questions and fielding discussions on both specific and general engineering concerns. The meeting was also streamed live on Google Hangouts for those who couldn’t attend in person.

Tanner leads a mechanical engineering design meeting with the NSL team
Tanner leads a mechanical engineering design meeting with the NSL team

Some of the topics discussed included a revised rotor system for keeping the rocket upright, the reliability and safety of parachute deployment, rocket size and internal layout, and prototyping plans. A temporary subteam was formed to design and 3D print a housing for the data acquisition package (DAP), which will be used to collect advanced sensor data from within the rocket.

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