Thank you to everyone for visiting our booths at the APSC Open House yesterday! We hope you learned more about the team and that our demonstrations sparked your interest in rocketry 🚀
Our team has been working hard on our engine test stand over the past few months in our new fabrication space. Commander Warehouse Equipment (www.commander.ca) has recently given us a new steel top workbench to improve the mobility and versatility of our workspace! The steel top surface (www.commander.ca/product-workbench-with-lower-shelf) will hold up for years to come and the caster wheels come in handy if we ever need to re-position the workbench. This allows us to work on larger rocket components and to easily move our assemblies, increasing productivity during our work sessions. We are very appreciative of the continued support of Commander Warehouse Equipment!
We just started manufacturing SkyPilot's fibreglass body tube. Thank you to @Airtech_official for providing us with bagging materials required for a vacuum resin infusion! Our project would not be possible without the help of our sponsors. We are looking forward to many more layups! #Composites #Airtech
Thank you to everyone who came to our External Design Review on Sunday! We received a lot good feedback and are ready to move on to finally manufacturing SkyPilot 🚀
Monthly DarkStar update: we are now integrating sensors and collecting data on our fuel flow side. We just created an artificial backpressure valve to simulate our injector, thanks to the hard work and many graveyard shifts by our members! #FabricationFriday
If you would like to help UBC Rocket in reaching space, click the link in our bio or scan the QR code. We appreciate any kind of support and we thank you for your interest! 🚀
A lot of different skills are required to build a rocket from start to finish. We manufacture as many parts in-house as possible so that we can gain experience and design the parts to precisely meet our needs. A drogue parachute is being sewn together here, and will be deployed during landing of our 30K competition rocket. #Recovery #UBCRocket
Our new members spend a lot of time researching fin shapes, running simulations, and 3D printing nosecones for their model rockets. We are excited to see if their initial attempt at a recovery system will be effective. The recovery system provides a safe landing, keeps the rocket components together, and minimizes damage to the rocket. For this they are using a parachute attached to the rocket with a shock cord. #UBCRocket #FrequentFliers
Currently working with carbon fibre! New Composites team members are being introduced to this material that is known for its high strength to weight ratio, which will likely be used for rocket fins and body. Did you know that a single thread of carbon fibre is thinner than a strand of hair, and that it was created back in 1958? #UBCRocketScience
Our team has been hard at work fabricating a test stand, which is a facility capable of bench testing our upcoming liquid rocket engine designs. Here one of our members is using Osborn’s cutoff discs to trim a steel blast plate to fit the test stand. We could not make progress without the kind contribution from @OsbornUSA. Thank you!
Cypress is now on display at the EDC! This subsonic rocket won the 10, 000 feet Spaceport America Cup in June 2017. Thank you to DarkVision for contributing to our project, and to all of our other sponsors for supporting us. Cypress will now hang around along with other UBC Engineering Design Team accomplishments! Can you guess how long it will stay there for?
UBC Rocket had its first official meeting yesterday! Pictured is the Frequent Fliers team using @solidworksedu to design a custom nosecone for their rockets. Swipe to see one of the nosecones being 3D printed! Finished product will be posted soon. Stay tuned 😎🚀
We had a blast at the Homecoming Showcase showing off our rockets but especially showing off our heat sink engine! Alumni and students really enjoyed seeing our cold flow demo 🚀 Thank you to @ubcengineering for inviting us to this special event! Good luck to the @ubctbirds for the coming year! #ubcrocket #ubcengineering #ready2launch #iamubc
Come check out our team during the #ubchomecoming festivities tomorrow at the Wayne and William White Engineering Design Centre from 1 PM to 3PM
Yes, we can and will be the first university team to launch a single-stage liquid-fueled rocket to space. #Base11 #Base11SpaceChallenge #rosietheriviter
Our third annual Build Day with all the new members for the 2018-19 year! Today is an opportunity for the returning and new members to get to know each other and have fun learning the basics of rocketry. Thank you to @solidworks for supporting us for the past three years and being an integral part of our success. #Ready2Launch #UBCRocket #UBCEngineering #SpaceportAmericaCup #Base11 #Solidworks #Rockets
As bright as the stars, our dreams are taking us to mars. Looking forward to our 3rd annual Build Day tomorrow! Thank you to @rousseaumetalinc for the amazing aerospace-grade toolbox and flashlights. #rocket #base11 #spaceportamericacup #ubc #ubcengineering #ubcrocket #ubcarts