Small rocket project


This will be a new project within Space Society Twente. The small rocket project will resemble the process the AzimUT team went through in 2021. The goal of the project will be to launch a small egg up to at least 100m, with a rocket that is designed, simulated, and built by a small group of students (2 to 3). The small rocket project will serve two purposes: to inspire new members to participate in the (large) AzimUT project, by giving them this experience, and to make sure that new members are not overwhelmed by immediately joining an existing team. It should most of all be fun to do, especially because of the competition element.

Contact the board for more information! Anyone can join, there are no other prerequisites than being intersted and motivated! This is a part-time project, a commitment of about 2 hours a week is expected


Timeline:


November 2022: official start of the SRP, Start research and designing
    → 23th of november first reflection moment 
December 2022: Research, designing, simulating model rocket
    → 14th of december: design proposal (show simulation) and second reflection moment 
January 2023: Improve design, start building
    → Send list of materials needed: order all at the same time
February 2023: Building, leave room for mistakes
    → Show progress on building, third reflection moment
March 2023: Finish the project and launch the rocket! The launchday will be a cool and fun event
    → Two weeks before the launch date: go or conditional go, or no-go for launch


For now, the available budget will be about €30 per team. On special request this could be higher. We will provide the engine, the SRP members will have to design the whole rocket around that themselves. The available materials are mostly cardboard and 3D print. SST can provide those materials, along with the parachute.


After the first edition of the SRP, members could choose to become a member of the large AzimUT project. It is also possible to be part of the AzimUT project while taking part in the SRP: finishing the SRP first is not a prerequisite. As with the AzimUT project, it will be mandatory to write a (small) motivation letter to join the SRP.

small rocket
Logo of Small Rocket Project
Small Rocket Project

The SRP is a project for rocketry beginners

MEMBERS
Ivan Ouderkerk
Project Lead
Olivier Donker
Team Eggcellent Space Solutions
Gijs Knaken
Team Eggcellent Space Solutions
Arsenii Myronyk
Team Eggcellent Space Solutions
Armin Purle-Kopacz
Team Eggspress Systems
Sabin Codrea
Team Eggspress Systems

Interested in joining this project?
Contact the project members directly at board@spacesocietytwente.nl