Charger Rocket Works Accepted to 2018 Student Launch

Charger Rocket works is one of 45 collegiate teams to be accepted to the Student Launch (SL) Competition for 2018. The team will be designing, testing, and flying a rocket that will fly to 1 mile and deploy an autonomous rover upon landing.

Eric Zimovan commented on the acceptance saying, “I’m excited, but a little scared. The amount of work is daunting, but I’m ready to push my limits as engineer and work with a great team.”

The team’s first scored milestone will be a preliminary design review (PDR) due November 3rd. After this date, stay tuned for updates regarding our design and testing process, as well as our outreach activities.

Read the NASA Marshall press release here:

2018 NASA USLI Challenge

Charger Rocker Works is once again participating in NASA’s Student Launch, a competition open to universities around the nation. The competition requires students to build a large rocket to carry a payload to an altitude of one mile. The 2018 team is developing a rover to autonomously deploy from the rocket, explore its surroundings, and unfold solar panels. This is a year-long, two-semester project, culminating with a launch in April 2018. There are a total of 16 mechanical and aerospace students assisted by Dr. David Lineberry working to complete this project.