Our Rockets

POLARIS

2019


HEIGHT
147"

DIAMETER
6.17"

LAUNCH MASS
73 lb

MOTOR DIAMETER
4.5"

MOTOR
Cesaroni Pro98-6G N5600-P

AIRFRAME FILAMENT
Fiberglass

Polaris is CRT's competition rocket for the 2019 Spaceport America Cup. Its payload is a guided parafoil which ejects from the forward section during descent. Unfortunately, Polaris experienced a CATO due to imperfections in the commercially built motor that was purchased, which caused an uneven burn, and the eventual failure of the launch.

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HEIGHT

147"


DIAMETER

6.17"


LAUNCH MASS

73 lb


MOTOR DIAMETER

4.5"


MOTOR

Cesaroni Pro98


AIRFRAME FILAMENT

Wound G12 Fiberglass


Polaris is CRT's competition rocket for the 2019 Spaceport America Cup. Its payload is a guided parafoil which ejects from the forward section during descent. Unfortunately, Polaris experienced a CATO due to imperfections in the commercially built motor that was purchased, which caused an uneven burn, and the eventual failure of the launch.

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THE COMPETITION

Every year, over 1,700 students and faculty gather in Southern New Mexico to compete in the Spaceport America Cup —the world’s largest intercollegiate rocket engineering competition. These competitors represent the best and brightest from more than 150 institutions located all across the world. Cornell Rocketry Team is proud to represent our team each year and compete for the cup!

The requirements for the competion include...
  • Constructing a rocket sufficiently durable so that it may be launched, recovered, and re-launched repeatedly

  • Creating a communications system that will track the rocket and relay its flight information and location coordinates

  • Launching to precisely 10,000 feet above ground level

  • Reaching the required height with a one engine stage

  • Deploying a guided parafoil which ejects from the forward section during descent

Spaceport America Cup

SPACEPORT
AMERICA
CUP