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Rocketry | Tender-Decender

What is a Tender-Descender? Tender Descender is a device that allows you to perform dual deployment using a single parachute storage compartment.  It works by preventing the main parachute from inflating, even though it has been ejected out of the rocket. At the right time it splits apart allowing the Read more…

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Rocketry | Pyrotechnic Mechanism

The recovery of the H1 and H2 rockets was achieved using parachutes, a common way to recover bigger commercial rockets. But how can a parachute be deployed at the apogee in order to recover the rocket? The most common method for deploying the parachute at apogee is by using a Read more…

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Rocketry | Propulsion Sub-team

Our 29mm 122-G85 Solid Rocket Motor is fully designed by the Propulsion Sub-team. The aim of the design was to gain experience in designing solid rocket motors, in manufacturing and handling of propellants and in testing motors. So, with our first motor, we managed to develop a design methodology which Read more…

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How to launch a rocket?

We’ve all seen in the movies rockets being launched, but how exactly does this work? The secret is called Ignition Box and it’s something that you all have seen. Our Rocketry team, beside being responsible for the design of rocket Hyperion, needs to create its own Ignition Box. It is Read more…