Mechanical Systems

The mechanical systems team is responsible for the recovery system and overall structure of the rocket. They work with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to analyze the nose cone, boat tail, and tail fin designs, as well as the composite layup process.

Our recovery system is an integral part of a rocket, because in order to launch a rocket, we must also have a plan to safely recover it. Since our club works with high pressures, combustion, and dangerous levels of thrust, we implement safety every step of the way.

For our recovery system, we have a drogue chute deploy at apogee too keep the rocket from accelerating downward too quickly, and closer to the ground, the main chute is deployed for a safe landing.