• LonghornsRocketry Competition Team 
    Club Sponsor: 
    Jan Nourollahi
      
    Club Overview: 
    The Rocketry Team is designed to compete in TARC (Team America Rocketry Challenge) each year.  Participants will construct  model rockets in accordance with the guidelines specified by the TARC organization.  Please visit rocketcontest.org for more details on the competition and rules.
    The purpose of the Challenge in 2022 is to teach students aerospace engineering by having them
    design and build a safe and stable model rocket that lifts a fragile payload of two raw eggs
    Flown “on their sides”) to an exact altitude of 835 feet and has a flight duration of 41 to 44
    seconds, at the end of which it returns this payload to earth safely and undamaged.
     
    Some of the basic rules are outlined below:
     
    - teams can consist of 3-10 members
    - no student may be on more than one team
    - rockets must not exceed 650 grams gross weight at liftoff
    - all rockets must be one-stage rockets
    - must carry 2 raw eggs (flown horizontally)of 57 to 63 grams through complete flight without compromising 
       integrity of the egg
    - parachutes are to be used for recovery (15 inch diameter)
    - onboard altimeter must be used to measure altitude
    - flight must last 41-44 seconds (launch to landing) to avoid time penalty
    - rocket must reach a target altitude of 835 feet
    - 3 qualification flights are allowed if at least one taken before
    - rocket motor must be class F or lower with total impulse limit of 80 N-s
     
    THERE ARE OVER 650 TEAMS IN THE UNITED STATES.  THE TOP 100 QUALIFICATION SCORES IN THE NATION EARN A TRIP TO THE NATIONAL FINALS IN MAY.
     
     
    Club Meeting Times: 
    Tuesday Mornings from 7:45 - 8:25, in room 1315. 
     
     
     
    Club Activities or Events: 
    TBD
     
     
    Club Officers or Members:
    President - Benjamin Manoj
    Vice President - TBD
    Secretary - TBD
    Team Captain(s) - TBD
     
    Attendance/Participation Requirement: 
    Students must attend 80% of their team building sessions and practices in order to be elligible to attend the National Competition and earn prize winings in the event we qualify.
     
     
     
     
Last Modified on July 30, 2021