Spaceport America Cup projects

Development began: Summer 2020

Project Goal

Our 30k project team aims every year to design and build an SRAD solid motor rocket designed to reach an apogee of 30,000 ft. Our team competes every year in the international Spaceport America Cup competition hosted in Spaceport America, New Mexico. We strive to test the boundaries of engineering at the undergraduate level while also educating members on a wide variety of topics ranging from CFD modeling to composite manufacturing techniques.

Development Process

Over the past couple years, the team has had successfull firing and launches of the SRM. However, this year the focus on learning from past engine failures through analysis and additional research is aimed to result in the best performing engine used to date this year. The propulsion team will conduct multiple investigations and analysis of past failures, in order to identify the current design weakspots.

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