The goal of this rocket was to be modular to allow flight testing with off the shelf solid engines, as well as the Gizzard-1 Engine. It was initially designed to reach an apogee of 10,000-15,000 feet but can be redesigned and re-enforced to reach 30,000 feet.
9 Senior Mechanical Engineers worked on this project during the 2018-2019 year. Several pieces were manufactured in-house at Oregon Tech.
The project was successfully launched on Jun 23rd at OROC’s public launch in Brothers OR. It was test launched using an L-805P and flew to 3438 feet.
- Filament wound carbon fiber body tubes & coupler and fiberglass nosecone
- Aluminum centering rings (with wooden and fiberglass adapters)
- Carbon fiber fins
- 9G loading capability
- On board avionics and flight computer capable of transmitting data and independently correcting basic flight anomalies
- Electro-mechanical recovery system
- Payload bay capable of 4kg
- Can be almost entirely disassembled with all internal components replacable, allowing for any of the specifications to be changed or enhanced
This launch tower was designed after a Newman rack tower to allow for various sizes of rockets to be launched from one tower without the use of launch lugs or buttons.