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ROCKETS ACADEMY LAUNCH:

"NEW BEGINNINGS MISSION"

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MISSION PATCH SYMBOLISM

Sunrise through the UC Merced New Beginnings Statue symbolizes the beginning of a new chapter for the launch team as they attempt their first certification in High Power Rocketry. Symbolism: The silhouettes of Gomez’s rocket, named Kyber, and Yael’s rocket can be seen through the statue. In the middle, a Phoenix represents Kyle’s rocket. Below the Phoenix is a mountainous region representing the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Central Valley launch site which the mission will be launched from. In the night sky the constellation Orion with the Blue Giant, Bellatrix, represents Alan’s Rocket. Next to Orion is a pair of maracas representing Cameron’s rocket named the Marocket. On the bottom right, the character Starfire can be seen, representing Angelica’s rocket named Starfire. Finally, the triangle that makes up the right side of the SES S.A. logo, is visible and represents the O3b mPOWER satellite model that'll fly atop one of the rockets.

MISSION OVERVIEW

The Student Branch of AIAA at UC Merced Rocket Academy Team is targeting No Earlier Than (NET) October 16th, at 12:00PM EDT | 9:00AM PDT | 12:00 UTC for the launch of 6 high power rockets as part of the New Beginnings Mission from Golden Plains Unified, California. 4 of the rockets are built from LOC Precision Caliber ISP kit, 1 is an Animal Motor Works Scalded Tiger rocket kit and the other is a Lightning Bolt kit from Binder Design.

MISSION OBJECTIVES

The primary mission objective of the New Beginnings Mission is to enable the launch team to obtain an L1 certification in high-power rocketry.

Several vehicles flying this mission will have altimeters to measure altitude and acceleration data which will help the UC Merced Student Branch of AIAA understand the dynamic launch conditions for potential research applications and payload design.

In addition, a miniature O3b mPOWER satellite provided by the telecommunications company SES S.A. will fly aboard one of the rockets.
For more information on L1 certification.

STATS:
ROCKETS: x4 Caliber ISP, x1 Scalded Tiger, x1 Lightning Bolt
MOTOR(S):
I229T-14A
LAUNCH MASSES: 3.12lbs (1416g)
TARGET ALTITUDES: ~3,307ft (~1008m), ~4,091ft (~1,247m))
TARGET VELOCITIES: 536mph (240m/s), 525mph (235m/s)

Caliber ISP | Motor: I229T-14A  Flight Profile

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(MIN/SEC/MILLISEC)
Event
Altitude (Meters)
T+00:00:00
Motor Ignition
0m
T+00:00:03
Liftoff
0m
T+00:00:13
Launch Rod Clear
1m
T+00:01:77
Motor Burnout
237m
T+00:12:29
Apogee
1008m
T+00:12:74
Ejection Charge Fire
1006m
T+00:12:75
Recov Device Deploy
1006m
T+02:55:56
Touchdown
0m

Scalded Tiger | Motor: I229T-14A  Flight Profile

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(MIN/SEC/MILLISEC)
Event
Altitude (Meters)
T+00:00:00
Motor Ignition
0m
T+00:00:04
Liftoff
0m
T+00:00:13
Launch Rod Clear
1m
T+00:01:76
Motor Burnout
234m
T+00:14:36
Apogee
1247m
T+00:15:60
Ejection Charge Fire
1237m
T+00:15:76
Recov Device Deploy
1236m
T+03:22:08
Touchdown
0m