Welcome to 2018-2019!

A New Year We here at OTRA are excited for the new year! We have 9 new senior projectors for the 2018-2019 academic year ready to dive into rocketry. Currently, they are working on taking the lessons learned from 2017-2018's flight rocket project, and pursuing a modular rocket for Spaceport America Cup. We hope to …

Fuel System Evolution

In the past year, our oxidizer and fuel system has moved through six major revisions. Driving forces for change have included updated engine requirements, changes in fuel selection, safety concerns, as well as improvements compiled from team suggestions. Humble beginnings: Concept Sketch Our initial engineering sketch of the fuel system was used extensively to explain …

Some FEA

Team Pueo has been pretty delinquent with our blog posts and detailing our design, but here are some pretty pictures of FEA to tide you over. This FEA analysis lists our displacement at a loading of 2500lbf which should be about 8 times worse than our max direct loading in flight. This was a basic …