Topic Area

SPACE

Abstract

The Eagle Space Flight Team was created with the goal of becoming the first undergraduate team to design, build, and launch a rocket capable of suborbital spaceflight. In order to achieve this goal, the team will have to design a rocket capable of atmospheric flight at speeds over Mach 5 and launch it on one of the largest amateur rocket motors ever made. Over the next three years, the team will progress towards accomplishing this feat through a series of incremental test flights. Before the space flight, the team will build three sub-scale rockets designed to reach altitudes of 30,000’, 50,000’, and 100,000’, respectively. These rockets will allow the team to develop, test, and refine the technologies needed for the final flight to over 350,000’. We believe that this progressive approach will lead the team to success.

Start Date

17-1-2015 11:30 AM

End Date

17-1-2015 1:00 PM

 
Jan 17th, 11:30 AM Jan 17th, 1:00 PM

Suborbital Spaceflight: A student team’s plan to send a rocket to space

The Eagle Space Flight Team was created with the goal of becoming the first undergraduate team to design, build, and launch a rocket capable of suborbital spaceflight. In order to achieve this goal, the team will have to design a rocket capable of atmospheric flight at speeds over Mach 5 and launch it on one of the largest amateur rocket motors ever made. Over the next three years, the team will progress towards accomplishing this feat through a series of incremental test flights. Before the space flight, the team will build three sub-scale rockets designed to reach altitudes of 30,000’, 50,000’, and 100,000’, respectively. These rockets will allow the team to develop, test, and refine the technologies needed for the final flight to over 350,000’. We believe that this progressive approach will lead the team to success.