SPACE CITY ROCKETRY
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Space City Rocketry is a competitive collegiate high powered rocket team. We design, build, and launch rockets to compete at the Spaceport America Cup held in Las Cruces, New Mexico. We are dedicated to aerospace and aeronautic education, to our members and the community at large. We have a team for educational outreach for high power rocketry certification, but our main goal is dedicated to building the largest rocket that this organization has seen in decades. From our humble beginnings of launching small rocket kits to 200 feet at the Mars Rover Challenge, to the debuted of Space City Rocketry first project, Prometheus, June of 2018 : a 10 foot, 6 inch wide rocket that hit 7,200 feet at Spaceport America. Space City Rocketry aims to grow bigger, and build better in the upcoming years. Another goal of Space City Rocketry is to provide its members with tools to succeed in the engineering field and other industries. Some Space City Rocketry members have been exposed to the industry and have applied engineering practices so that its members can become prepared for their future in the field. We thank you for any contribution you can give.
Space City Rocketry Sub-teams
This section is dedicated the to each division that is makeup Space City Rocketry, and provide an introduction to all new members joining Space City Rocketry. The introduction will provide understanding and the importance of each of the sub-teams. The sub-teams that are in Space City Rocketry are Airframe, Flight Avionics, Payload, Propulsion, Recovery.
The logos are created by Emily Diaz.
This team is in charge of designing and constructing a structure that will withhold all aerodynamic forces that the rocket encounters. As well as the stresses imposed by the weight of the propulsion, flight avionics, payload, and recovery. The structure will consist of nosecone, body, fins, also the team will have to pick the right material for the rocket.
This team is in charge of designing and constructing an electronics bay that holds systems that will communicate the correct altitude to the recovery system to release the parachute and dragoon. The systems that will be present is the primary, secondary to communicate these functions. The SRAD will collect data of the rockets that will be used for further knowledge and be work on to replace the primary or secondary system on the next alliteration of the rocket.
This team will be tasked with creating of constructing a system that holds will usual holds all the weight and scientific experiments or instruments that the team will be recording during the competition. The team will have figure out the best way to hold the cargo within the rocket.
The Propulsion subteam works on how to mount the rocket motor into the airframe and body tube and decides on which motor works best for the rocket's goals. We are refining last year's design of a modular motor mount to be more weight and energy cost-efficient. We will perform FEA and materials testing to the designs, as well as running simulations with the chosen motor.
This team is selected to find the right or create the right recovery system that will land the rocket will less amount of damage to the rocket and to be used for alliteration or research. The system will range from a parachute system to more usual methods like a helicopter system. The system will also need to compact enough to fit and packed in the rocket.
This team designs different data collecting systems to determine the performance of the essential components of the rocket. Data received will be evaluated by the team to provide insight on what portions of the rocket must be further developed.
The Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA) and the New Mexico Spaceport Authority (Spaceport America) have partnered to host and support the Spaceport America Cup, a week-long series of events which will sets the background and provide structure for the world’s largest university rocket engineering competition. This new host-even continues the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition’s (IREC) legacy of inspiring student design teams from across the country and around the world. Space City Rocketry has designed and are in the building a rocket for the competition to reach 10,000 feet.
Throughout this competition, Space City Rocketry has the task of hitting these targeted altitudes with their rockets. Throughout the year, the team gains an understanding of the difficulties that are only in advance mechanics of rockets. The creation of sub-teams to develop each sub-system of the rocket. Before the flight, the team's rocket will go under inspection. The inspection will reveal any problems, and the team will have to fix these problems to launch. Each launch will be an event as it will be a representation of each team development.
A Video of our first rocket "Prometheus" that launching in Spaceport America in 2018. (Time Length: 55 seconds)
The Competition also bring the team together as they will embark on a road trip to secure the team place in the AIAA UH's record book. The quest for seeing their rocket launch will be held by each team that attends this competition. Together, the teams network and learn from each other's design choices in order to improve their own rockets.