Haskell Indian Nations' rocket launches
into the clouds.
The flight competition
entails launching a dual deployment high-powered rocket to an altitude of no less than 3,000 ft. AGL using a CTI motor, no larger than a K. The rocket must carry High-Resolution Camera equipment where images of known ground targets will be used to determine the rocket's 3D GPS coordinates at apogee to be included with the post flight assessment (FR report). Winners of the flight portion of the competition will be the team who has the highest resolution photo of at least one ground target. 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 their rocket must be retrieved with little or no damage.
Winner of the flight portion of the competition is the team that provides the highest resolution photo of at least one ground target.
Equipment (provided based on availability of funds):
- RockSim (CAD software): provided
- 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
- 4-inch Giant Leap altimeter payload bay
- Up to $175 in rocket supplies
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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