Given the requirements for both Launch Initiative Space Race teams, XSpace has designed a rocket around the required Cesaroni 6 Grain XL motor casing. The team has decided to develop a rocket that will deploy a camera payload at apogee that will return to the ground separate from the main rocket body. The goal of this payload ejection is to capture 360 degree footage of the surrounding Upstate New York landscape, as well as a view of the main rocket body descending and deploying its main parachute.
The following are specifications for the current design of the XSpace competition rocket:
Key Design Features:
We thank our number one software sponsors ANSYS and SIEMENS for supporting the team, and providing the most advanced state of the art modeling and simulation software in the field. The use of the software allows for the team to design and develop quality work. Thank you ANSYS and SIEMENS, a great part of the team's success comes from you!
We want to thank the RIT Kate Gleason College of Engineering, our college and home, for supporting our team this year, and allowing us to further develop and succeed. We thank our Dean , Doreen Edwards, and our Associate Dean Matt Marshall of the college for their support, help, and time. RIT Launch Initiative thanks you both!