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and , Tripoli Central Virginia #25 as your RSO.
Bring on the Battle of the Rockets! A challenge, a thrill, cash prizes and a whole lot of fun.
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.
Due to the complexity of this event, PDR and CDR documents will be required. Templates and instructions will be added soon.
Design and build a payload that will be deployed at a minimum of 1400 feet and return using auto-gyro recovery method. No parachutes or streamers or other recovery method is allowed. The descent rate shall not exceed 20 feet/sec. Design a rocket to launch the payload to a minimum of 1400 feet using no larger than an I motor. The payload shall transmit telemetry to a ground station in real time.
Target Altitude Event –
Design and build a rocket to reach as close to 1500 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 1625 feet. Qualifying altitudes must be between 1300 and 1900 feet. Both successful flight results are added together for the final score. The lowest score wins.
• Registration must be post marked by no later than October 30, 2014
• Preliminary Design Review (PDR) document must be submitted by December 1, 2014 — see rules
• Critical Design Review (CDR) document must be submitted by February 1, 2015 — see rules
• Launch on Saturday March 28, 2015 at Battle Park.
In the case of rain or foul weather, the back up launch date is: April 19, 2015
The Competition Guide can be found on: http://www.rocketbattle.org/Spring_Competition.html