Load Launchers

Releasing a Payload from a Rocket at Apogee


Member profile details

Membership level
2019-2020 Team
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Team Name
Load Launchers
Project Title
Releasing a Payload from a Rocket at Apogee
Design Challenge
We are challenged to design a device for the Rice Eclipse Rocket Team that will launch a 4"x 4" x 12", 8.8lbs payload when the rocket reaches its highest point. The Rice Eclipse Rocket Team competes in the Spaceport America Rocket Competition every year in June. In the competition, teams win by acquiring the most points, which can be earned for a variety of categories, including rocket design, quality of construction, and payload considerations. One of the current issues that Eclipse has is that they lose points because they lack a launchable payload. Our team, Load Launchers, is tasked with developing a device that is able to release and launch a payload from one of Eclipse’s competition rockets at its apogee.
REA - Rice Engineering Alumni
  • Freshman Design
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • OEDK
Faculty Advisor 2 - Name
Dr. Wettergreen
Faculty Advisor 2 - Department
  • OEDK
Client First Name
Client Last Name
Client Company/Organization
Rice Eclipse

Team Members

Team Type
Freshman Design

Contact us

Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK

Email: oedk@rice.edu

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