Over the years I have never invested money in Rocket design and simulation software. I’ve used demo versions of RockSim and SpaceCad. I usually just settled with the free tools like VCP and WRASP. They were sufficient for me and the price was right.
Well I have a new favorite.
Open Rocket Rocks! I’m really impressed with the version 1.0.0 of Open Rocket. The application is written in Java so it’s cross platform. I’m sitting here running it on my Ubuntu 9.04 laptop and it is snappy and a breeze to work in. It only took me a few minutes to design, simulate and plot my first test rocket. The software is intuative and reminds me of older versions of RockSim but you can’t beat the price of Open Rocket. It’s Free!!!!