A high power amateur sounding rocket for delivering PocketQube science payloads to the troposphere.
Overview paper of the ARLISS Extreme project.
Adobe Portable Document Format - 13.29 MB - 05/17/2017 at 23:35
Project report from the original 2012 design that won the Carmack Prize for the first documented, fully recovered amateur rocket flight above 100k' AGL.
Adobe Portable Document Format - 18.88 MB - 05/17/2017 at 23:31
RockSim Pro Design for 2017 ARLISS Extreme
rkt - 454.64 kB - 05/17/2017 at 23:30
We have finished new airframes for booster and sustainer.
Now must integrate avionics and build motors.
We have decided to return to vacuum bagged carbon composite fins for 2017 after the drag from aluminum fin cans in 2016 delivered disappointing performance w.r.t increased drag.
We are enlarging the science payload bay to accommodate two 1.5p PocketQube science payload satellites.
All other avionics and recovery remains the same having performed well in 2016.
Key issues are flight dates. We would like to plan for 3 flights but weather and FAA waiver issues may restrict us to two.