Hybrid Rocket in the Planning Stages

Project Manager, Tamara Titus, sketched a fundamental design while talking over the project with SOAR's mentor.
Project Manager, Tamara Titus, sketched a fundamental design while talking over the project with SOAR’s mentor.

There are two competitions that USF SOAR will be participating in at NASA’s FSGC Hybrid Rocket Competition:

  1. Launch a rocket to maximum altitude
  2. 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 it placed well the last competition it was used in.

For the maximum altitude, a new rocket will be built. This rocket will be light weight, with a bigger diameter, of 2.14” a motor mount for more sturdy fins and a light weight altimeter bay. The rocket will be longer to compensate for the heavy motor and contribute to the center of pressure and center of gravity distance.

A list of the materials needed to start has been made. As soon as those parts have been ordered and shipped, build days will be announced.

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