UPDATE JULY 28th –
The 2012 Intern Rocket Launch at United Launch Alliance and Ball Aerospace is scheduled for July 28th in Pueblo,CO.
Interns will launch a series of large rockets including one called the Future Rocket at 300 lbs and 25 feet in length it is purported to be the largest model rocket launched in Colorado. The Interns use the rocket projects to go around to schools and teach aerospace and rocketry to students. Many of the payloads are designed by high school students.
Rocket Name: Future
Rocket Built By: ULA Interns in 5 states (AL, CA, CO, FL, TX)
Overall Height: 25 feet
Liftoff Weight: 300 lbs
1st Stage Engines: N2000W (2)
2nd Stage Engine: N2000W (1)
Total Impulse: 9000 lb-sec
Oxidizer: Ammonium Perchlorate
Fuel: Hydroxyl-Terminated Prolybutadiene (HTPB)
Flight Computers: 2
Video Cameras: 3 (additional cameras on payloads)
Electronic Timers: 25
Max Altitude: 10,000 feet
Max Velocity: 400 mph
Max Acceleration: 5.5 G’s
Airframe Structure: Carbon Fiber
Close-up spectator viewing of the rockets will be from 9-10 a.m.Launches will start at approximately 10:30 a.m. and finish close to noon.
Spectators are invited to attend but must RSVP here(StudentRocketLaunch@ulalaunch.com) to receive detailed information about the launch. After RSVPing, we will send an email reply with schedule, map/directions and further even information.
20 payloads built by college interns and high school students will beboosted into the sky by these rockets. High school teams may apply to have their payload(s) launched.