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.
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!
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