Congratulations to the winning teams for the 2013 Battle of the Rockets!
Target altitude: University of Texas at Arlington. Score: score 21. Second Place: Chantilly FoGE, Score 28.
Astro-Egg Lander: Yale University team 1. Score: 71 pts.
Mars Rover: University of Texas at Arlington with all markers displayed!
There were three different competitions competed upon by Universities and High School students. There were:
Planetary Rover Event
Design a rocket and mars rover to launch to at least 1000 feet and deploy the mars rover. The mars rover must be fully contained in the rocket before being deployed. Once deployed, the mars rover must return to the ground safely. Once landed, the mars rover shall release a bright colored marker that can be easily found. The marker must be placed at the point of landing. It cannot be tossed, shot, or projected beyond its landing location. Once released, the rover must then travel 10 feet and release a second marker. The rover then must turn 90 degrees in either direction and travel 10 feet. Travel must be completed within ten minutes. Time starts at the time of landing. Method of travel is up to the team.
Design and build a rocket and a lander to be launched to 1200 feet and deploy the lander. The lander must contain one large grade A hen egg and return to earth safely without damaging the egg. The method of descent control shall not use parachutes or para-foils. The descent rate must remain under 30 feet/second.
Design and build a rocket to reach as close to 1700 feet as possible using a G motor. Two successful flights must be made out of three attempts. The score is the absolute difference of the altitude reading and 1700 feet. Qualifying altitudes must be between 1300 and 2100 feet. Both successful flight results are added together for the final score. The lowest score wins.
To sign up for next year — follow this link to the Battle of the Rockets webpage and be looking for the criteria around December. This way, you can get your registration in on time.