A programme for students with the aim to develop, build and launch their own rockets.The rockets should have a small telemetry payload to transmit key trajectory data back to Earth during flight and provide information to the students including the rocket’s altitude and speed. The rockets may be propelled by a solid-fuel, hybrid or steam motor. In order to teach the students engineering and science, and to put their technical knowledge to the test as early as possible in their studies, there are no height restrictions on the rocket. The Student teams have three years time to develop their rocket that flies higher than 5km (16400ft) and get the opportunity to launch their rocket from (SSC) Esrange, Sweden
Completed, Rocket Missions
|Launch site||Esrange Space Center|
|Launch date||First hot CD April 8, 2016|
In October 2015 the first three university teams got their flight opportunity; DLR released a report and TU Berlin launched two times the upper-stages of their DeCan (Deuche Cansat Hohenrakete | German Cansat Soundingrocket). Both rockets flew successfully to an altitude slightly higher than 5km.
ERIG from TU Braunschweig launched there hybrid engine powered Faust. Also this launch was successful.
HyEnD from TU Studtgart launched there HEROS rocket, a 10kN (2248lbs) N2O-Paraffin hybrid rocket that should have reached 20km (65600ft). Unfortunately their engine suffered a failure. In April the second flight opportunity takes place, this time two teams will get a flight opportunity.
Experiment modules: TBD
DLR MORABA STERN Project manager: Katharina Schüttauf
SSC Esrange Project Manager: Maria Holmström
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