Meeting #3 Powerpoint and Movie Night!

Meeting #3 Powerpoint and Movie Night!

Esteemed LRA Members and interested parties,

In this post you will find the powerpoint from our last meeting. If you were intrigued by our lecture on motor cycles, additional reading in the form of Sutton and Biblarz's Rocket Propulsion Elements is available below as well. 

Movie night has been tentatively scheduled for 7:15 PM in WRW 102 on Saturday, September 30. We will be viewing a subtitled version of Myazaki's The Wind Rises. Food and drink will not be provided; however, feel free to bring your own food, snacks, or (non-alcoholic) drinks. 

Meeting #2 Notes and Info!

Meeting #2 Notes and Info!

Hello all,

Thank you to all of you who came to the LRA's second meeting. Below you'll find the powerpoint for this week's meeting. For those of you who are interested in joining one of our Spaceport America Cup (SAC) teams, please contact the specific team lead for the program which you are interested in joining.

•Matt Janecka (Flight Systems): matt.janecka@utexas.edu

•Nicolas Diaz (Propulsion): nicolasdiaz7171@gmail.com

•Butch Bartels (Electronics): rocketdude@utexas.edu

•Parth Patel (Ground Systems): parth121295@gmail.com

First meeting!

First meeting!

Thank you to the new and returning members of the Longhorn Rocketry Association for attending our first general meeting! We are excited to start tackling the challenges of our most ambitious year yet - namely, that of creating and integrating the LRA's first flightweight hybrid engine onto our 2018 Spaceport America Cup rocket.

For those of you who missed our first meeting, attached to this post is the powerpoint detailing the LRA subteams. The subteam interest form is attached here as well - if you would like to join any LRA subteam, please fill out the form.

New and returning members of the LRA at the first meeting

New and returning members of the LRA at the first meeting

First general meeting rescheduled!

First general meeting rescheduled!

Hello new and returning members of the Longhorn Rocketry Association!

Due to a conflict with the rescheduled student group tabling times, our first general meeting will be on Friday, September 8th at the usual time of 17:00. Please note that the room has changed to WRW 102, at the end of the hall.

Potential members - please continue to provide your e-mail so you may receive the most up-to-date info!

IREC Update #9

IREC Update #9

IREC Update #9 is now available! This week: cleaning various fluid systems, further advancement in airframe fabrication, and payload source code!

IREC Update #8

IREC Update #8

IREC Update #9 is now available! This week: Finishing touches on the Thrust structure and fluid panels, and additional development in the electronics of the Vargur rocket!

IREC Update #7

IREC Update #7

This week's IREC newsletter is now available! In this issue: construction of the engine test stand and airframe continues steadily, and several vital components have arrived.

 

Apache Pass Launch - April 1

Apache Pass Launch - April 1

Our launch on April 1st at Apache Pass was a success! Joey Jackson achieved his Level 1 Certification with the Tripoli Rocketry Association, while Glenn "Butch" Bartels and Matthew Roberts achieved their Level 2 Certifications. Congratulations to all three of them, and we hope to certify even more members at our next launch on April 8th in Hearne!

IREC Update #6

IREC Update #6

This week's IREC newsletter is now available! This week: thrust structures, body tubes, and more.  Just click on the button below to view.

IREC Updates 1-5

IREC Updates 1-5

The IREC newsletter editions 1-5 are now publically available! See what's been been happening in the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition development branch of LRA during the spring 2017 semester, from CAD to component testing.

From now on, the IREC newsletters will be posted here on this page. If you would like to have the weekly newsletter delivered directly to your inbox, simply click "Subscribe" and enter your contact details.

Hornraiser

The Engine Development team is in need of your help! Support our Hornraiser campaign to be able to make much needed renovations for our test facility in the Pickle Research Campus, as well as fund the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition that LRA will be participating in June 2017. 

 

October Launch - Hutto

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Three of our members got their Level 2 certification with Tripoli Rocketry! After taking a test of both rocket physics and general safety regulations regarding rocketry, they successfully flew dual-deployed rockets. The average apogee was around 3,000 feet. The Staged Group also launched Nether for the third time, showing an improvement with a better engine mount configuration. 

Learn more about Cert and Staged by clicking the links below!

September Launch - Hutto

The launch on September 3rd, 2016 was a complete success! Three new members are now certified with the Tripoli Rocketry Association. Nether, the first Serial Staged rocket, also flew in Hutto. The launch was hosted by the Austin Area Rocketry Group (AARG). Congratulations to the newly certified members and to the Staged group!

Learn more about Certification Group and Staged by clicking the links below!

LRA Moves Out to Pickle

LRA's Engine Development Team has moved to the J.J. Pickle Research Campus! Once the site is renovated, we will be able to fully set up the test stand itself together with all the hybrid engine components for hotfire testing. 

Learn more about the Engine Development Team and their progress by clicking the link below!

Staged Awaiting Launch

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Nether, the first of two staged rockets to be built by the Staged group this year, was launched at Hutto, TX in September. Staged is aiming to launch to 20,000 feet in December. 

Find out more about Nether's construction and the Staged group's progress by clicking the link below. 

Engine Test Stand

Engine Test Stand

Engine Test Stand

Construction of the engine test stand has taken huge leaps in Summer 2016. It will eventually hold LRA's first Acoustic Resonance Igniter (ARI) and the hybrid engine itself throughout the first test fires in the upcoming months. 

Learn more about the Engine Development team's ARI and hybrid engine system by clicking the link below!