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Boomer Rocket Team

Raised toward our $3,000 Goal
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Project has ended
Project ended on December 16, at 11:59 PM CST
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Boomer Rocket Team

The Team

The Boomer Rocket Team (BRT) is an engineering competition team which focuses on the design and construction of high powered rockets. The team has 3 main goals; participating in rocket based engineering competitions, certifying members to fly individual rockets, and gaining experience in rocket design and manufacturing techniques. Each year, the team chooses one or more competitions to enter, challenging us to explore innovative changes to standard rocket designs.

The Challenge

This year, we are competing in the Spaceport America Cup, a rigorous international championship. In this competition, teams are required to thoroughly test and document the design of their rocket through a series of design reviews. Before the competition, the teams must select or design a 10 pound scientific payload, which generally conducts some kind of experiment mid flight. On launch day, each team will launch their rocket with their scientific payload to a target altitude of 10,000 feet.

The Help We Need

Although the basics of the competition are relatively straightforward, the open-ended nature of the challenge requires us to step up our game! Most of the design work is being completed this semester, but the rocket construction and testing phases have yet to begin. The expected budget for this project alone greatly exceeds the annual budget of previous years, so we need your help to get us to the launch pad. The team is eager to begin the rocket construction, design presentations, system testing, and progress submissions for the project, but without funding for materials and travel, we can't make it to New Mexico to compete. Please consider joining our campaign, and helping BRT fly high!

Thank You for your Support!

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Basic Materials

Epoxy, screws, nuts, bolts; if it attaches, the BRT probably uses a lot of it. Individually, these items are cheap, but over the year they add up fast! Your donation could buy epoxy or screws for our competition rocket.


Body Tube

The body of the rocket must be strong enough to support the force of launch and lightweight enough so as not to drag us down. Your contribution could help is buy a strong enough body tube for the task.


Air brake

In order to reach the optimal height, the rocket team is using an air brake system that can optimize deployment to reach exactly our target altitude. Your donation could buy one of the air brakes, or the lightweight computer that controls their deployment.



Although unexciting, travel costs will be one of the most expensive parts of the competition. The launch takes place over 3 days in New Mexico; travel donations will help pay for gas, food, and hotel rooms.


Payload Supplies

Part of the competition is to fly with a ten pound scientific payload. Your generous donation will help us design and build an experiment to fit in our rocket and fly to 10,000 feet


Rocket Motor

Rocket fuel is without a doubt the most expensive part of rocketry. Your generous donation could buy a rocket motor, which will allow us an additional test flight before competition.

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