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  1. End Show High Powered Rocketry Home Page Phases of Flight Types of Rockets Avionics Materials

  2. End Show Types of Rockets Home Page Space Vehicles Sounding Rockets Hobby Missiles

  3. End Show Space Vehicles Home Page Space vehicles include the Space Shuttle, rockets, satellites, probes, and rovers. These are used for both manned and unmanned ascent into space. It is through the use of these space vehicles that we landed on the moon and will one day set foot on mars! Space Vehicles Sounding Rockets Hobby Missiles

  4. End Show Sounding Rockets Home Page Black Brant XII Sounding rockets are used to perform research by launching experiments into a suborbital flight. It is through these experiments that hardware is often tested prior to being used in more risky space flight. Space Vehicles Sounding Rockets Hobby Missiles

  5. Missiles End Show Home Page Missile is another term for guided munitions. This guidance can be done prior to launch, lock-on a specific target, or be communicated to via radio waves. Missiles flight is possible due to an engine. These are often rockets as well as jet engines. An unguided missile is called a rocket. Space Vehicles Sounding Rockets Hobby Missiles

  6. End Show Hobby Rockets Home Page Penn State LionTech Rocket Labs Hobby rocketry…you can do it too! This can be either low-power of high-power flight. Large high-powered rockets are capable of going several miles into the air! To become learn more about hobby rocketry in your area check out or! Space Vehicles Sounding Rockets Hobby Missiles

  7. End Show Phases of Rocket Flight Home Page 5. Apogee Rocket achieves maximum altitude 4. Coast Motor finishes burn and rocket continues to ascend 6. Recovery System Deployment Ejection charge separates rocket and parachute opens 3. Powered Ascent Motor burns and pushes the rocket into the sky 2. Ignition and Liftoff Rocket leaves the launch pad 7. Recovery Find where the rocket landed! 1. Preparation Build rocket and motor, pack parachute and wading, secure rocket on launch pad, insert motor and ignition source

  8. End Show Avionics Home Page Avionics is a broad term given to describe all electronic devices on a rocket. Altimeter Ejection Tracking

  9. End Show Altimeter Home Page The altimeter is used as its name suggests, to measure the altitude. Namely, the altimeter measures the air pressure to determine how high above the ground it is. Here is a simple avionics bay. This is the portion of the rocket that contains the altimeter as well as other electronics if desired. It is important to protect the avionics bay from any explosive charges or excessive heat as these can damage the hardware. Altimeter Ejection Tracking

  10. End Show Ejection Home Page In high-powered rocketry it is common to use multiple parachutes. In order for this to be possible there must be multiple ejection charges. These can be provided through special altimeters. These altimeters have altitudes at which the user tells it when to send electricity to deploy each parachute. Altimeter Ejection Tracking

  11. End Show Tracking Home Page In high-powered rocketry it is common to fly a rocket so high that it can not be seen by the naked eye! To know where the rocket lands as well as where it is during flight a GPS (Global Positioning System) may be used. These use the same technology (and even the very same satellites) as the GPS that is used to find your way around town while driving! Altimeter Ejection Tracking

  12. End Show Construction Materials Home Page Carbon fiber and fiberglass are common building materials for high-powered rockets. While somewhat expensive, these materials exhibit favorable properties that are well worth the investment. Additionally, fiberglassedphenolic, kevlar, PVC, and certain types of wood may be used for various components.

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