Spaceport America Cup
The Spaceport America Cup (SAC) is an international collegiate competition in which teams research, design, construct, and launch large scale high power rockets. In 2017 we took second place in the 30,000 foot category. The rocket that we used to compete reached a velocity of nearly mach two, and reached the the altitude target in roughly ten seconds! This was done with a solid rocket motor, meaning that the motor was comprised of both solid fuel and solid oxidizer.
Currently our team is working on constructing a hybrid rocket which combines a solid fuel and a liquid oxidizer. With our clubs new 3D printer we have the ability to print the fuel for this rocket, which is pretty unique.