Students launched a rocket as part of the Rocket Propulsion course

During the undergraduate course of Rocket Propulsion, students learn to calculate and evaluate the performance of different rocket motors. They are introduced to the rocket equations of motion, to single- and multi-stage rockets, examine the chemical reactions inside motors, and study the different types of propellants and propulsion systems.

In addition, students participate in a demonstration in which a model rocket built and assembled by their teaching assistant is launched.

Model rocket before launch

In this demonstration, a small rocket motor is ignited to launch the rocket model, which later lands using a retractable parachute. The students are required to submit a report calculating and evaluating the rocket’s maximum altitude.

Rocket model being launched

To watch the launch, click here.