The Extreme High-Altitude Initiative is SOAR’s ‘space shot’, a multi-step plan with the ultimate goal of putting a rocket into space (330,000 ft, or the Karman Line). This summer, SOAR will begin construction on the first stage of this project, which is to build a solid-fuel aluminum sounding rocket that will reach approximately 150,000 feet. By summer 2019, we will reach the Karman Line. This ambitious timeline is made possible by extensive planning and extremely dedicated engineers. Expect more updates this summer.
MATLAB code related to this project is located at https://github.com/usfsoar/HighAltitude-Calculations.