Traveler IV Reaches Space!

Congrats to the team at USCRPL, whose Traveler IV rocket reached 339,800 ft (103.6 km) on April 21st from Spaceport America, becoming the first ever student rocket to reach and exceed the recognised boundary of space, 328,084 ft (100 km).

For all you wondering how they determined the peak altitude, the team have published a white paper explaining their sensor package and ultimately how they were able to determine apogee with a 90% confidence, you can read the paper here.

A blog post of the flight can be found here.

Video Caption: On April 21, 2019, we, the USC Rocket Propulsion Lab, launched our latest space-shot rocket, Traveler IV, out of Spaceport America. Traveler IV reached an apogee of 339,800 ft with a confidence of 90% of having crossed the internationally-recognized border between Earth’s atmosphere and space known as the Kármán line. By flying higher than the Kármán line, Traveler IV has broken the world record for the highest altitude ever reached by a vehicle entirely designed and built by a collegiate rocketry team. USCRPL thanks the alumni, faculty, department staff, parents, the university, and all others who have supported the lab’s fourteen-year-long dream.
Even greater things lie ahead.

the full data analysis and check out more information in the following links: Apogee analysis white paper: http://uscrpl.com/s/Traveler-IV-White…
USCRPL blog post: http://www.uscrpl.com/updates/2019/5/…
WIRED article: https://www.wired.com/story/a-rocket-…

Keep an eye out for the full-length documentary coming soon! — About us: USCRPL is the world’s premier undergraduate research group for experimental rocket technologies. Founded in the 2004-2005 school year with the mission of putting a scratch-built rocket into space, USCRPL has spent the last 14 years becoming a world leader in the design, manufacturing, and testing of small, low-budget, high-performance rockets. RPL’s members are all undergraduates, but alumni work across the space industry at organizations such as SpaceX, Blue Origin, and NASA, as well as RPL alumnus-founded startups like Relativity Space, Ursa Major Technologies, and 121C.

SS2S Two-Stage Launch

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The first launch of the Sugar Shot to Space small scale 2-stage rocket. Rained in the morning and never cleared so launch was done without igniting the sustainer to stay below the cloud ceiling. 100mm ( 4 inch ) booster staging to a 75mm ( 3 inch ) sustainer, both having been launched successfully previously separately.

BPS.Space: Echo Landing Test #3

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Traveler IV Flight Videos……(Waiting for Space Confirmation!)

While we wait for USC to confirm the altitude obtained by their Traveler IV rocket, they have posted some video of the launch to quench our thirst.
If you listen carefully you can hear a call out of 49 km which surpasses their Fathom II rocket flight to 43 km and hence their highest flying rocket to date. But did it reach 100 km? we will just have to wait a little longer!

CS: Coaxial Swirl Injector

Video Caption: A brief update on our initial experimentation with coax swirlers as intended to be used in the BPM100 engine.

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We All Need Some Space: Jacob Larsen

Video Caption: We (All) Need Some Space is a video series depicting stories about Copenhagen Suborbitals volunteers’ – their everyday life and passion for Space.

This is the second episode of the series, telling the story of our Team and Production Coordinator, PAD leader and board member Jacob Larsen.

We highly encourage you to ask Jacob any questions in the comments for an upcoming Q&A session with him.

Music by Everyday Astronaut – http://www.everydayastronaut.com

MASA Promo Video

Video Caption: MASA is building a liquid rocket capable of reaching space, also known as the Karman Line. We need your help to make this rocket reach 100 km. Check out our crowdfunder at http://bit.ly/masa_cf If you would like to connect with the MASA team, feel free to reach out to us at masaleads@umich.edu.

We are extremely for all of those who have given to our campaign and our sponsors who are continually sponsoring the team.

Thank you to Kulite, Boeing, Rego, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Graphite Store (http://www.graphitestore.com/), and XWinder for their support.

Music: Road to Victory by Veigar Margeirsson