Rockets

Photo: NASA

...Liftoff!

Our team is escaping the Earth’s surface without aid from NASA or helium. Just good old-fashion rocket fuel!


Introduction

The Columbia Rocketry Program designs, builds, and tests high performance rockets. As one of only a few collegiate rocketry teams worldwide developing hybrid rocket engines, we are a dedicated group of engineers and scientists focused on technical advancement. Through regular engine design iteration and testing, we are developing safe and reliable hybrid engines with adjustable thrust output. The Rocketry Program is currently putting to use our experiences gained over the last year from the 11 foot 56 lb. Athena II rocket to design and build our second entry in the Spaceport America Cup, Athena III. Through presentations and hands on engineering, our members gain valuable skills from engineering design software to machining to rocket dynamics and launch safety.


Mission Goals

  • Build an Estes Pro Series II Ventris Rocket

  • Design our own rocket

  • Launch a rocket of our own design.


Related Skills

  • Mechanical design

  • Chemical engineering of thrust design

  • Computer modeling of rocket performance


Mission Director

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Simon Anuszczyk

SEAS 2019

Mechanical Engineering