The Argus team is one of the 2017-18 Daedalus Projects focused on designing a rocket dedicated to developing a wirelessly-activated camera network and live video telemetry.
|Launch 1 - Pending|
|Launch 2 - Pending|
|Launch 3 - Pending|
- Person 1 - Team Lead?
- Person 2 - Structures Lead
- Person 3 - etc etc
Launch Vehicle and Payload Summary
- Expected Apogee: xx ft
- Payload: xx
Mission Success Criteria
The mission will be considered successful if the recovered rocket would be able to pass a L3 certification inspection. This means that if the rocket experiences excessive damage to the point that it could not be re-flown that day with a reloaded motor, then the recovery system will have failed. Another criteria is that the rocket will have landed within a 300ft radius of its original target landing space.
- Tripoli height ceiling of 16,800 ft
- Rocket construction to be made using a “minimum of metallic parts” excepting those necessary for airframe integrity
- Motor impulse to not exceed 10,240 N-s
- Redundant avionics, wiring, and safe arm systems
- Automated program for descent path
- Manual back up control system for descent path
- Back up recovery system consisting of main parachute
- Vertical descent speed of 20 ft/s maximum upon landing
Manufacturing and Assembly
What are you making the rocket out of? What manufacturing processes? Who has oversight over assembly? What considerations are affecting your choices for materials, processes, workflow?
Systems Integration and Testing
Major Event Timetable
|Soon||PDR||Full CAD, prototyped xyz|
|Someday||Launch 1||Expected apogee: some# ft; x # of things do these things|
|Ematches don't ignite||Medium||High - No separation event; descent at terminal velocity||Redundant ematch events on heterogeneous altimeter systems|
|Parachute tangles||High||Medium - descent > recommended 20 ft/sec||Extensive ground testing; procedural method for packing parachutes according to best practices|
|Overspend on machining parts||Medium||Measure thrice, cut once; MATH|
|Unknown motor choices||High||Allocate x% margin for motor purchases for x test flights|