Abstract Title

Eagle Space Flight Team Propulsion Group

Faculty Mentor Name

Brenda Haven

Format Preference

Poster

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. To accomplish this task, the team is broken down into multiple sub teams, each focused on a specific aspect of research. The Propulsion group’s concentration is on the development, manufacturing, and testing of the solid-propellant rocket motors to be used in the team’s flight vehicles. In order to do this, the team must create a new propellant formulation, perform a ballistic characterization of that propellant, and then use it to design motors tailored to the flight profiles for which each flight vehicle is intended. The end goal of the research conducted during the 2014-2015 academic year is a 4-inch-diameter motor capable of launching a flight vehicle to 40,000-50,000-feet.

Ignite Grant Award

Location

AC1-ATRIUM

Start Date

4-10-2015 1:00 PM

End Date

4-10-2015 3:30 PM

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Eagle Space Flight Team Propulsion Group

AC1-ATRIUM

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. To accomplish this task, the team is broken down into multiple sub teams, each focused on a specific aspect of research. The Propulsion group’s concentration is on the development, manufacturing, and testing of the solid-propellant rocket motors to be used in the team’s flight vehicles. In order to do this, the team must create a new propellant formulation, perform a ballistic characterization of that propellant, and then use it to design motors tailored to the flight profiles for which each flight vehicle is intended. The end goal of the research conducted during the 2014-2015 academic year is a 4-inch-diameter motor capable of launching a flight vehicle to 40,000-50,000-feet.

Ignite Grant Award