Epoxy impregnated fiber glass nose cone. Unlike the carbon fiber body, radio waves can penetrate this composite material, making it a great choice for housing part of our avionic and antennas.
Most critical sub-system of the rocket, our recovery system functions with a single parachute. To minimize drifting due to high-altitude winds, the parachute’s shape is modified during the recovery using a technique called reefing. This is managed by changing the length of the central cord. The parachute’s ejection is done by piercing two CO2 capsules at apogee, thus creating an over pressurization. The payload comes out first and is attached to the parachute bag. As the chute bag is being pulled by the payload, the parachute comes out of the rocket and deploys itself, initially reefed.
From the ground, we receive heaps of data from the rocket’s on-board computer. Functionalities of the station include discrete event identification, flight prediction visualisation and altitude check.
Structure and Fins module
Made out of epoxy impregnated carbon fiber, the multiple launcher tubes are assembled thanks to a SRAD coupling system capable of lifting a small car! An easily disassembled fin modulus allows us to quickly swap 3mm thick full carbon fins in case of damage.