Spaceport 2019



June 3 - 9, 2019 at Spaceport America, NM

I am currently trying to make this a much
bigger event (1 week).  
Trying to get Flite Test, MultiGP, FPVWRA and others to
help put this together.
Stay tuned as I try to make this all come together.
questions or thoughts, email me
prkaup@gmail.com

The students of STEM+C Inc. will be conducting 2 missions at Spaceport America June 8,9 2019



Mission 1
The students traveled to Spaceport America in April of 2017 with the same mission objective.  The weather balloon and UAV experienced sever turbulence at 65,000ft, cutting short the mission.  The students overcame adversity and conducted a successful return flight to Spaceport America.
The students are going back to Spaceport in June of 2019 to complete the original mission.
Tow a UAV up to 100,000ft under a weather balloon.  At 100,000ft, they will send a release command to the tethering harness.  The UAV will be released from the weather balloon and the students will attempt to land the UAV back at Spaceport, NM.
link to the 2017 Spaceport America project: Spaceport America 2017


Mission 2
Tow a rocket up to an altitude of 100,000ft.  The students will send a launch command to the rocket when it reaches 100,000ft.  The objective will be to compare telemetry data from the same rocket launched from the surface of the earth.
Design Criteria:
The rocket, payload and propellant need to weigh less then 8lbs or 3.6kg
The rocket needs to broadcast live video and telemetry data
Students will be encouraged to bet their level 1 rocketry certification
Become a member of National Association of Rocketry ... http://www.nar.org/




Mission 1

    



link to the 2017 Spaceport America project: Spaceport America 2017




Mission 2
Tow a rocket up to an altitude of 100,000ft.  The students will send a launch command to the rocket when it reaches 100,000ft.  The objective will be to compare telemetry data from the same rocket launched from the surface of the earth.
Design Criteria:
The rocket, payload and propellant need to weigh less then 8lbs or 3.6kg
The rocket needs to broadcast live video and telemetry data







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LEO Aerospace




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