Category:Rockets

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Rockets
Part of the Rockets series
Project Daedalus
CharybdisPegasusPrometheusTalos
People
Dr. Hai Wang (Team Advisor) Thomas White (Co-Lead) William Koski (Co-Lead)
Launch Certifications
Level 1 Level 2 • Level 3
Miscellaneous
CFD WorkflowSo You Want To...Avionics
VE
Cardinal II lifting off the pad on a J class motor.

The Rockets team is a student-led group striving to push the limits of high power rocketry. The team's long-term goal is a shot to the 100-km Karman Line which forms the common definition of space. Along the way, it competes every year in the Intercollegiate Rocketry Engineering Competition and runs Project Daedalus, a suite of experimental projects developing technology required to reach space. This year's Project Daedalus is a suite of three rockets: Charybdis is testing out passive ascent stabilization with canted fins, Argus is designing a rocket with RF-activated interior camera systems, and Icarus is creating a reefed parachute that can vary its size during descent.

To accomplish each of the components of Daedalus, the Rockets team builds and launches Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 high-power rockets. These are launched with national rocketry clubs.

The Rockets team Faculty Advisor is Dr. Hai Wang. The current team leads are Thomas White and William Koski.

Check out the Rockets Team page for everything you need to know about the team.