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Student Launch Project Flight Readiness Review April 21, 2014. Team Structure. Presentation Overview. Final Launch Vehicle Final Motor Selection Static Stability/ Mass Margin Recovery System Full Scale Test Flight Verifications Integrated Research Payload.

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Student launch project flight readiness review april 21 2014

Student Launch Project

Flight Readiness Review

April 21, 2014

Team structure

Team Structure

Presentation overview

Presentation Overview

  • Final Launch Vehicle

  • Final Motor Selection

  • Static Stability/ Mass Margin

  • Recovery System

  • Full Scale Test Flight

  • Verifications

  • Integrated Research Payload

Final launch vehicle design and dimensions

Final Launch Vehicle Design and Dimensions

Key design features

Key Design Features

  • Launch Vehicle Sections

    • CubeSat, Hazard Detection, Multi-Staging

  • Fin Style

  • Launch Vehicle Separations

    • Booster Section, Drogue Bay/ Detachable Bulkhead

Forward section cubesat

Forward Section - CubeSat

  • Nose Cone

  • Voltmeter

  • CubeSat

Avionics payload section hazard detection

Avionics/Payload Section - Hazard Detection

  • Avionics/ Payload components

  • Hazard Detection System

  • Drogue bay disengagement

Booster sustainer section multi staging

Booster/Sustainer Section - Multi-Staging

  • Booster section disengagement

  • Fin Style and attachment

  • Positive Motor Retention

Motor description

Motor Description

Thrust curve of motors

Thrust Curve of Motors

Table of motor events

Table of Motor Events

Static stability margin

Static Stability Margin

Thrust to weight ratio and rail exit

Thrust-to-Weight Ratio and Rail Exit

Mass statement and mass margin

Mass Statement and Mass Margin

Parachute sizes and descent rates

Parachute Sizes and Descent Rates

Kinetic energies

Kinetic Energies

Predicted drift from launch pad

Predicted Drift from Launch Pad

Predicted Altitude

Test plans and procedures

Test Plans and Procedures

Full scale flight 1 st test

Full Scale Flight – 1st Test

Full scale flight test data

Full Scale Flight Test Data

Recovery system testing

Recovery System Testing

Electrical component testing

Electrical Component Testing

Summary of requirements verification

Summary of Requirements Verification

Launch Vehicle

Key design features of the payload

Key Design Features of the Payload

  • Hazard Detection System

  • Lateral Vibrations In line System (LVIS)

  • Tesseract

Payload design and dimensions

Payload Design and Dimensions

Hazard Detection/Avionics Bay

Payload design and dimensions1

Payload Design and Dimensions


Payload design and dimensions2

Payload Design and Dimensions


  • Designed to measure the magnitude of accumulated triboelectric charge on the surface of the nose cone at carious altitudes

  • Time stamp all altitudes and charge measurements to assist in post flight analysis

Tesseract payload overview

Tesseract Payload Overview

  • The system can be broken down into three separate subsystems:

    • Voltmeter

    • CubeSat

    • Ground Station

  • The nose cone will be coated with MGM Chemicals 838 Total Ground Carbon Conductive Coating

Payload integration hazard detection avionics bay

Payload IntegrationHazard Detection/Avionics Bay

Payload integration lvis

Payload IntegrationLVIS

  • Locations of Raven3

    • Avionics Bay

    • Above the Sustainer

    • Mini-Avionics Bay

Raven3 on payload sled

Raven3 diagram from manufacturer’s website

Payload integration lvis1

Payload IntegrationLVIS

  • Electrical schematic of RockeTiltometer2 with Raven3

Image of RockeTiltometer2 with connections

Payload integration tesseract

Payload IntegrationTesseract







Interfaces with ground systems

Interfaces with Ground Systems

  • Internal Interfaces

    • Nose cone and payload sections

      • All-threads

      • Bulkhead-like centering rings

      • Nut locks

    • Drogue bay, avionics bay, main bay, sustainer section, booster section and mini parachute bay.

      • #2-56 nylon shear pins (x3 for each section)

  • External Interfaces

    • 1515 rail buttons

    • Parallel booster attachment points

Summary of requirements verification payload

Summary of Requirements VerificationPayload



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