After months of design, technical report construction, and manufacturing, the XSpace rocket, Fool's Journey, is complete! The rocket stands at about 8 feet tall and is now ready for launch. Unfortunately, the rain, snow, and cold of Upstate New York prevented the team from launching by their target of May 2019, even thought the rocket has been launch-ready for a month. The manufacturing phase was a great experience for new members, who got to have lots of hands-on experience with different materials and machine tools. Additionally, co-authoring the 30-page technical report, which explains the details of why the rocket is designed the way it is, is excellent preparation for reports that will be required for future competition rockets.
A Fool's Journey overview presentation with some calculations, as well as the technical report, are attached to this post.