Hello Cyclone Rocketry family, friends, members, and alum -
2022 has already been a dynamic and exciting year for the club. We have dedicated ourselves to IMPERATOR, our rocket that will compete in Spaceport America Cup this upcoming summer. Our stated goal is to win our division of 10K SRAD (apogee of 10,000' AGL, powered by a Student Researched and Developed motor).
We finalized the rocket design last semester, which was presented at the Critical Design Review in December. The team has been hard at work this semester making the designs a reality. Below are some recent photos:
Adhy faces the fixture plate before manufacturing a bulkhead
Aerostructures members Noah and Sam fabricate a carbon fiber coupler
Cole and Mitch prepare the subscale rocket for an avionics test flight
Payload electronics soldered onto a perf board for testing
Gabe and Andrew perform an inflation test on the new red elliptical parachute
Nik and Carl showing off a machined aluminum bulkhead
Hands-on engineering experience is immensely valuable to the student experience. Our members are gaining technical, leadership, and teamwork skills that cannot be earned in the classroom. Cyclone Rocketry's mission is "To educate, challenge, and inspire Iowa State students, the greater community, and future generations about science and engineering, rocketry, and space exploration".
We are very grateful to the many donors who have contributed to our mission through this FundISU campaign. The generous response from our audience has impressed us all. With a few days remaining, we are again raising the campaign goal. #10Kfor10K
President, Cyclone Rocketry