” Rocket science is hard but thrilling! “
Project IO 2020
A first flight at the end of February has already taken place, and team members are now correcting, improving and pushing their ideas for the next flights. Stay tuned!
This is the payload for this rocket. This year it’s an autonomous camera that gives us an on-board view of the entire flight. The video is also very interesting for flight analysis.
A true flight computer, avionics rely on its sensors to analyze the state of the rocket in real time. It also transmits its data to a team on the ground to display and analyze the flight performance.
As its name suggests, the recovery aims to bring the rocket undamaged back to the ground. Using a parachute that deploys at peak altitude, the rocket descends in a controlled manner and then lands on the ground.
This is the basis of any rocket, on which all the other subsystems are assembled. Here, the structure is mainly composed of a specialized and very resistant phenolic but also of 3D printing, wood and fiberglass. This ensures the integrity of the rocket during all operations.
To bring the rocket to its peak altitude, you need an efficient propulsion system. To achieve this, we use composite propellants engines, such as those marketed by Aerotech.