The Rover team is responsbile for design not only the rover, but also its deployment mechanism. The goal of the rover team is to design a rover that once deployed, is undamaged and able to move reliable. The rover is housed inside the rocket, which is accounted for by the airframe team. Both the deployment mechanism and the rover must be designed to withstand the stresses of launch, flight, and impact without being damaged. Another important issue was that the rocket's landing position is unknown, so the rover must be able to be deployed and mobile no matter how the rocket lands.


        The airframe team is responsible for the design and physical manufacturing of the body of the rocket. The rocket is initially designed and modeled on OpenRocket, and various design elements are discussed and recorded in the files attached below. The team describes various subsystems of the rocket body, defining the function of each part within each subsystem. The issues of each the parts and subsystems are outlined, and the solutions to accomplishing these goals are analyzed, with the best method selected.

Engineering Merit Badge Hosted at Georgia Tech!

On February 4th, the GT USLI team had the wonderful opportunity to host an Engineering Merit Badge for Troop 433, a local Boy Scout troop. The scouts learned about engineering from Tech students studying those fields and also Scout leaders in those careers. The scouts got to design their own entrepreneurial designs, while also getting hands on experience with different materials. Afterwards, the boys had the opportunity to get a tour of some of the aerospace labs on campus, followed by seeing the USLI design space and our rockets.

We're Getting a Camera!

It isn't everyday that students have the opportunity to launch 7 foot rockets a mile into the sky. But that's exactly what the NASA USLI competition is based on- giving students an opportunity to design and fly their own rockets.

2015-2016 Documentation



Post Launch Assessment Review (PLAR)