FSGC Hybrid Rockets Competition 2016-2017

For general information on this competition, including dates, locations, and requirements, see the NASA FSGC Hybrid Rocket Competition website.

The objective of the competition was to build and launch a hybrid powered rocket. There are two categories of competition to choose from. The first category consists of launching a hybrid rocket to the maximum altitude. The second category challenges the teams to fly their rocket closest to 2,000 feet in altitude. We as an organization have chosen to do both! Building of these rockets will begin as soon as possible. If you are interested in hybrid rockets, which incorporate two separate mediums, an oxidizer and a solid propellant, then contact us today!


2nd January Build Day

On Sunday, January 29th, SOAR held a general build day for all projects at our workshop space. Progress was made on all three of our main projects — NSL, LDRS, and FSGC. NASA Student Launch The NSL rocketry team worked on test-fitting components and tweaking rocket layout. They also began… Read more

General Body Meeting

Our general body meeting last week, on January 5th, had a great turnout! SOAR members were updated on new policies, current project statuses (see the individual project pages for more info), and upcoming events. New project leaders were introduced and the beginning of the appointment process for next year’s main… Read more

January Build Day & Update

On Sunday, January 15th, SOAR held a general build day for the NSL and FSGC Hybrid projects. NASA Student Launch Since the last build days, the NSL team has been busy working on the Critical Design Review Report, a 120-page document detailing our plans and data. This can be retrieved… Read more

Hybrid Rocket in the Planning Stages

There are two competitions that USF SOAR will be participating in at NASA’s FSGC Hybrid Rocket Competition: Launch a rocket to maximum altitude Launch a rocket to as close as 2,000 feet For rocket closest to 2,000 feet, the previous rocket used in the competition will be used and improved as… Read more

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