Boomer Rocket Team 2018

$1,655
41%
Raised toward our $4,000 Goal
10 Donors
7
days left
Project ends on December 22, at 12:40 AM CST
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Boomer Rocket Team 2018

Our Team

Boomer Rocket Team is a group of multidisciplinary engineering students at the University of Oklahoma dedicated to the design, construction, and launch of high powered rockets.

We are regularly training and individually certifying new members with the National Rocketry Association (aka Tripoli), as well as building upon our existing foundation of expertise and resources.  Our hands-on projects in rocketry help us gain valuable experience applying engineering theory to real world systems.  Most of all, they prepare our team for the national competitions we participate in each year.  We rely heavily on teamwork both in experimentation and in competition.

 

Our Need

We need your help! Let's start out saying that $4,000 is our starting goal, we're wanting to raise 200% of that. 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 Kansas to compete. 

 

Our Rockets

Last year we competed in The Spaceport America Cup with Spednik, a 12 ft rocket that broke the sound barrier during a research launch with it's twin Godspeed. Both rockets were created to be interchangeable so when life happens we are always able to launch. 

 

Our Challenge

This year, we are competing in The Argonia Cup, a competition that challenges teams of collegiate students to design, construct, and execute a multi-disciplined rocketry project utilizing innovative engineering and technology concepts. Although the basics of the competition are relatively straightforward, the open-ended nature of the challenge requires us to step up our game! We have already started the design work for this semester. Please consider joining our campaign, and helping BRT fly high!

Thank You for your Support!

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$5

Fog

This helps us by all our small parts like screws, wiring and super glue.

$25

Nimbostratus

This buys us things like composite material, airframe tubes, and other supplies.

$50

Stratus

This buys us things like batteries, antennas and other electronics

$75

Stratocumulus

This can help us buy our altimeter, Shock chord, Nomex

$100

Alto cumulus

This pays for things like our drogue chute or Motor hardware.

$200

Altostratus

This pays for our main parachute, or parts of transportation.

$300

Cirrocummulus

This buys our rocket motor!

$400

Cirrus

This buys our telemega!

$500

Cirrostatus

This pays for our fight control system that can be used for years to come!

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