The goal of the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA) team is to design, manufacture, test, and compete with a rocket that can reach an altitude of 30,000 feet with a student researched and developed solid rocket propulsion system and scientific payload. The Aerodynamics and Recovery sub-team is responsible for the aerodynamic components of the rocket as well as the rocket’s recovery and ejection systems. This requires the sub-team to design the shape and size for the rocket’s nose cone and fins, as well as a drogue and main parachute. It also includes manufacturing the parachutes, testing the rocket’s ejection system, and verifying the rocket’s performance through simulation.
ESRA 30K Rocketry Team: Aerodynamics and Recovery
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Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
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