Launch Society Competes in International Rocket Competition
Posted on June 27, 2023 by Derik Wolfe
USA's Launch Society finished competing at the 2023 Spaceport America Cup in New Mexico last week. Several universities, some representing other countries, participated in the competition. USA's rocket, "Helios," was successfully launched nearly 10,000ft. The rocket is 12ft long, weighs 70lbs, has a max thrust of 650lbs, a max speed of Mach 0.80, and a total impulse of 9,700 Ns. The rocket got within 700ft of the team's apogee prediction. Listed below are the names of the team members. GO JAGS!
Coleman Davis: Project Lead
Sam Jesse: Safety/Testing Lead
Ethan Ott: Structures/Propulsion Lead
Matthew Laski: Recovery Lead
Zach Miller: Payload Lead
Zane Box: Payload Team
Nathan Pierce: Structures Team
Josiah Pimperl: Recovery Team
Alex Jin: Outreach Lead
Matthew Van Welzen: Payload Team
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