UW Washington County Collegiate Rocket Launch Proceeding Paper

Joseph J Gawrys, Shane Flynn, Max Read, Kota Grauden, Vanessa Sawatzke


Our team participated in the 2018 WSGC collegiate rocket launch competition. Our rocket design was a 3 inch diameter, 80 inch length, 3 finned rocket that used an Aerotech I600R motor. In addition to having a successful launch, our goal was to capture a 360 degree photograph using a Samsung Gear 360 camera. We used a modified umbrella that houses the camera on it’s handle. As the rocket descends, the weight distribution of the umbrella causes it to land nearly handle side up, thus taking a clear 360 picture above the grass. A Rocksim flight simulation gave a predicted altitude of 3400 ft and a predicted maximum acceleration of 714 ft/s2.



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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17307/wsc.v1i1.237


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