Course curriculum

  • 1

    Model Rocket Systems and Design

    • Introduction to Model Rockets

    • Inner Components

    • Launch Sequence

    • Comparison of Model Rockets and Real Rockets

    • Comparison of Model Rockets and Real Rockets (Part 2)

    • Combustion

    • Stabilizers

    • Motors

    • Designations

    • Recovery Systems

  • 2

    Building a Rocket

    • Intro to OpenRocket

    • Flight Configuration Panel

    • Center of Pressure

    • A Simple Model Rocket

    • Nose Cone Parameters

    • Customizing Your Rocket

    • Thrust Curves

    • Body Tube

    • Caliber

    • Engine Block

    • Launch Lug

  • 3

    Launching Your Rocket

    • Preparing the Simulation

    • Graphing the Flight Trajectory

    • Plotting Vertical Motion Vs. Time

    • Simulations #2-5

    • Supersonic Speeds

    • T-Minus Zero