Following health authorities’ guidelines of physical distancing and working from home, UBC Rocket is safely continuing our three projects with changes to their deadlines. Our 30K two-stage solid motor rocket, Tantalus, will be launched at @SpaceportAmericaCup 2021. Co-Pilot, our liquid-engine rocket, will participate in the @Launch_Canada event next year. Our Whistler-Blackcomb team, working on our other liquid-engine which is set to reach 100km, will be launched at the @Base11Stem Space Challenge in May 2021 at the earliest. Finally, our Tantalus Payloads team will see their experiment board NRC’s Falcon 20 on October 26th of this year. We would like to thank all of our sponsors and supporters for following along and believing in our goals, and most importantly, we would like to thank all of our members for actively working on our ambitious projects and ensuring that none of them are cancelled, rather postponed. From the entire UBC Rocket team, stay strong, and be safe. 🚀 Pictured is our Composites Team from the Tantalus rocket working on a fibreglass body tube. The photo was taken in February.
Our Whistler-Blackcomb team is currently developing our third generation liquid engine. Pictured here is a new critical component generously manufactured by a local CNC shop - GCode In Motion. Their precision multi-axis CNC machines are capable of machining the complex geometries that are required to operate under extreme conditions. The component is designed by students on our team and will eventually propel our rocket to the edge of space. Thank you to @GCodeInMotion! 🚀
Our Whistler-Blackcomb team is in the process of precision cleaning our next generation test stand’s plumbing system for oxygen compatibility. We would like to thank #MEPBrothers and @SimpleGreen for helping to keep our team and test stand safe by providing us with degreasing solution used to remove contaminants. Soon we will be using it to clean the first flight components for the space bound rocket! Here is Ivan currently cleaning our LOX hose. 🚀
A big thank you to #MarottaControls for supporting our team with two CoRe Flow solenoid valves. These will be flying to space on our rocket as part of the @Base11STEM Space Challenge. Parts of our rocket's plumbing system operate at pressures upwards of 3000psi, so reliable components like this valve are critical in ensuring safe and proper operation of our rocket's systems. Next up, we will integrate them into our test setup to qualify our design before finalizing the implementation in the rocket. 🚀 Pictured is Griffin, our Propulsion Testing Lead using the valve.
Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc. is supporting our spaceshot rocket project by supplying several much needed pressure transducers. Pictured is Robert, UBC Rocket’s Co-Captain, holding the transducers that will be used both on the rocket and on our liquid-propellant rocket engine test stand where we require highly accurate data. The Kulite team has been fantastic in helping us select just the right equipment for our needs and we are looking forward to making good use of the transducers in our upcoming engine tests. 🚀
Our application for the Electrical/Hardware position is still open. It involves designing the hardware that will power and control our Whistler-Blackcomb rocket to 100km! 🚀 Fill out the application below if you would like to become a member of this team: https://tinyurl.com/UBCRocketWB Fill out the following application if you are not sure which team best suits you: https://tinyurl.com/UBCRocketRecruit For students interested in an administrative position, please use the following link: https://tinyurl.com/UBCRocketAdmin
UBC Rocket’s Co-Pilot team is manufacturing a rocket with a liquid engine to be launched Canada’s first rocketry competition - @Launch_Canada! 🚀 In addition to various other positions, our team is currently looking for students to join the Propulsion/GSE sub-team. As we ramp up our manufacturing process, this sub-team is constantly in need of skilled and experienced machinists who can help us design and make our components. We are looking for people with the following: - Machining experience and access to a machine shop (24/7 shops such as the PHAS shop are preferable) - Interest in fast paced, innovative design and rapid prototyping - CAD capabilities - Experience with engineering drawings If you would like to apply to become a part of this team, use the following link: https://tinyurl.com/UBCRocketRecruit Use the following form if you would like to apply to join our Whistler-Blackcomb team: https://tinyurl.com/UBCRocketWB For students interested in an administrative position, please use the following link: https://tinyurl.com/UBCRocketAdmin
Our Whistler-Blackcomb team is designing, manufacturing, and launching a rocket to 100km for the @Base11stem Space Challenge. As part of this, we are prototyping composite pressure vessels and using @ANSYS_inc to run simulations on them. 🚀 Fill out the application below if you would like to become a member of this team or our Electrical/hardware team: https://tinyurl.com/UBCRocketWB Fill out the following application if you are not sure which team best suits you: https://tinyurl.com/UBCRocketRecruit For students interested in an administrative position, please click the following link: https://tinyurl.com/UBCRocketAdmin
UBC Rocket is looking for students to join our team! If you would like to be considered for all roles, please use the following link or click the link in our profile description: https://tinyurl.com/UBCRocketRecruit We are also looking for three students to fill the following specific roles: Composites Technician - Must be experienced in composite work, specifically in mould making and prepreg layups - Must have a high attention to detail Analyst - Must have experience in ANSYS, specifically for carbon fibre tanks - Is responsible for validating simulations with tests -ACP pre/post experience is a bonus Electrical/Hardware - Must have PCB design experience in Altium - Must have DC regulation design experience - Must have a good sense of electrical harness design If you are interested in one of the above roles, please apply through the following form: https://tinyurl.com/UBCRocketWB For students interested in an administrative position, please use the following link: https://tinyurl.com/UBCRocketAdmin
We have accomplished so much this year at UBC Rocket and are excited to accomplish even more in 2020. On behalf of the whole team, happy holidays and tanks for all your support! Pictured are our LOX and fuel tanks for our Whistler-Blackcomb test stand. Special thank you to Wolseley Canada Inc. for the steel that we used to make these tanks, and to @PowerWeldProducts for the welding supplies. 🚀
Second camera view of our second engine test from November 14, 2019. We are investigating startup behaviour and more advanced cooling methods.
One of our favourite frames from last week’s hot fire. Video to follow soon. 🚀 @Base11Stem #B11SpaceChallenge
UBC Rocket’s Whistler-Blackcomb team conducted their second engine test this past week! 🔥 Since our last hot fire in July, we have made several test stand upgrades and our new engine features improved cooling of the nozzle and chamber. We are learning a lot as we continue our static fire tests. Thank you @NorlandLimited once again for making this possible, and to DarkVision for your immense support over the last three years! 💥🚀 @Base11stem #B11SpaceChallenge
Thank you to our sponsors, our supporters, and to everyone who is curious about our rocket this year, for participating in our External Design Review. The team has learned a lot and is ready to begin manufacturing Tantalus for @SpaceportAmericaCup. 🚀
FULL SPEED AHEAD 💨💨💨Another great week @ubcrocket 🚀🚀 Keep an eye out for our annual EDR stream coming shortly!
We had a blast launching model rockets at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary in Vancouver this Tuesday, one of the first schools of our high school outreach series! We always love sharing rocketry with members of the community, especially the upcoming generation of (potential) engineering students 🚀 other photos to come! Thank you to @ubcappliedscience @ubcengineering for the support!
October Recap🎃🎃🎃 and an exciting month @ubcrocket for one of our biggest projects: Whistler Blackcomb 🏔🚀
Come out to the annual @ubcengineering Open House this Saturday from 10am to 4pm to our booth in the Engineering Design Centre courtyard! We'll have a few displays set up of our heatsink engine and maybe even a rocket on a launch rail! There will also be a presentation about our team at 3pm in Earth Sciences Building 2012, see you out there this weekend 🚀