Locked, Loaded, and ready for Launch. Our team is on its way to Friends of Amateur Rocketry (FAR), and making the final preparations before our launch at 11am tomorrow. Don't miss the livestream on Facebook @TheSdsuRocketProject starting at 10am tomorrow #amateurrocketry #mojavedesert #aerospaceengineering 💫☄️
The team has been working on upgrading the electronics for Galactic Aztec Mk. II.
Read the update here,
As reported earlier the SDSU Rocket Project were unable to launch their Galactic Aztec Mk.II rocket back in May due to the heat of the Mojave desert upsetting their avionics and thus running out of time in the launch window.
All is not lost with the rocket now scheduled to be launched 16th September 2017.
Powered by a surplus LR101 Atlas vernier engine, Galactic Aztec Mk.II is 7.9m long, fueled with liquid oxygen/kerosene and is expected to reach ~ 30,000ft in altitude.
Unfortunately, SDSU Rocket Project was unable to launch their Galactic Aztec Mark II rocket this past weekend out at the FAR range in Mojave.
As stated in an Instagram post the team had to deal with the high heat of the day, that led to problems in the rocket’s avionics package and missing the launch window.
UPDATE: We attempted to launch Galactic Aztec Mark 2 on May 20th. We ran into various technical issues with high heat affecting our avionics, this delay forced us to miss our launch window. Safety first!! Currently unsure of when we will attempt to launch, however still extremely hopeful! 🚀 @sandiegostateuniversity #sdsurocketproject #rocketsofinstagram #aerospace #carbonfiber #college #engineering #sandiego #california #californiacity
T-13 days till the launch of the SDSU Rocket Project’s Galactic Aztec Heavy.
Promo video from the teams Facebook to get you pumped!