The flight competition entails launching a dual deployment high-powered rocket
using a CTI motor, no larger than a K. The rocket must carry a Scientific
Climate Change Payload. The team that comes closest to their predicted apogee
based on percentage will win the flight portion of the competition. Teams must
use motor ejection at apogee with backup altimeter(s). Teams using ejection
timers will be awarded five bonus points for triple redundancy. Teams must have
a safe flight mission; meaning the rocket must be retrieved with little or no
damage. Winner of the flight portion of the competition is the team that comes
closest to predicted apogee by percentage.
Equipment (provided based on availability of funds):
- Rocket motor and motor casing will be provided per competition flight parameters on day of launch.
- Adept ALTS25 altimeter: provided to teams after filing of approved preliminary design report (PDR)
- 4-inch Giant Leap altimeter payload bay
- Up to $175 in rocket supplies
Aesthetic Award:: An award will be given to the team whose rocket has the most innovative and professional appearance. Details that will be looked at include: paint, design, visibility, construction details, & overall “Wow” factor. This award will be voted on by the judges at the time of oral presentations. The winning team will be presented with the "Aesthetic" award at the banquet on Saturday night.
Team Spirit Award: This award will be given by a vote of all competing Tribal College teams to the team that shows interactive spirit, helpfulness, and cooperation. Teams will be encouraged to look at not only how the the other teams interact with each other but also how they interact with other team members, judges and staff. The winning team will be presented with the "Great Spirit" award at the banquet on Saturday night.
The Rocket Competition will be judged by these
1. Design Analysis (30% of
2. Oral Presentation (15%)
3. Flight Portion (40%)
Parameters explained above
4. Assessment of Data Results (FR)
(15% - must be completed)
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