Friday, June 1, 2018

All About The Rocket On The UW Field Today

UW Society for Advanced Rocket Propulsion (SARP) is doing some testing on the rocket they have been making the last year today at the field bordering Mary Gates Drive. 

One of the members of the club said the rocket will launch in a remote location in New Mexico in a few weeks and will launch up to 30,000 feet. It will  not do any launching today, just tests. 

The Society for Advanced Rocket Propulsion (SARP) is "a group of students at the University of Washington that has come together to design, build, test, and launch an experimental hybrid rocket. Our mission is to develop reusable hybrid rocket technology as well as to apply scientific and engineering theory with hands on experience."

The grand unveiling of the assembled rocket happened at a public event last month, according to SARP's April newsletter:

The unveiling is a chance for us to show our friends, family, sponsors, and anyone who is interested in rocketry what we’ve been working on all year.  
At the end of 2017, we asked our community for significant monetary support in order to make this rocket feasible, and as we get busy during the year, it becomes harder to keep those who have helped us in the loop. This event is really our opportunity to say thank you in-person to everyone who has supported us and helped us, including parents and friends who have encouraged us to get hands-on experience and yet haven’t been able to see the product of our work. 

For more information go here.

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