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BIG RED 1

2022


HEIGHT
155"

DIAMETER
6.2"

LAUNCH MASS
1112 lb

MOTOR DIAMETER
4.5"

MOTOR
Cesaroni Pro98

AIRFRAME FILAMENT
Wound G12 Fiberglass

Big Red 1 was CRT's competition rocket for the 2022 Spaceport America Cup. After multiple 3am starts and rain delays, Cornell Rocketry was the 5th team out of 100 teams to launch their rocket. Big Red 1 lifted off the pad on the 3rd ignition attempt and soared to 10367 feet. On the way down, the main parachute deployed prematurely due to hard accelerations caused by a delayed drogue parachute deployment. Even with this failure, the rocket was still smoothly recovered without damage. Cornell Rocketry placed 5th in 10K COTS and 10th overall.

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CHEWBACCA
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BIG RED 1
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POLARIS
2015
2022
2019

HEIGHT

155"


DIAMETER

6.2"


LAUNCH MASS

1112 lb


MOTOR DIAMETER

4.5"


MOTOR

Cesaroni Pro98


AIRFRAME FILAMENT

Wound G12 Fiberglass


Big Red 1 was CRT's competition rocket for the 2022 Spaceport America Cup. After multiple 3am starts and rain delays, Cornell Rocketry was the 5th team out of 100 teams to launch their rocket. Big Red 1 lifted off the pad on the 3rd ignition attempt and soared to 10367 feet. On the way down, the main parachute deployed prematurely due to hard accelerations caused by a delayed drogue parachute deployment. Even with this failure, the rocket was still smoothly recovered without damage. Cornell Rocketry placed 5th in 10K COTS and 10th overall.

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THE COMPETITION

Every year, over 1,700 students and faculty gather in Southern New Mexico to compete in the Spaceport America Cup —the world’s largest intercollegiate rocket engineering competition. These competitors represent the best and brightest from more than 150 institutions located all across the world. Cornell Rocketry Team is proud to represent our team each year and compete for the cup!

The requirements for the competion include...
  • Constructing a rocket sufficiently durable so that it may be launched, recovered, and re-launched repeatedly

  • Creating a communications system that will track the rocket and relay its flight information and location coordinates

  • Launching to precisely 10,000 feet above ground level

  • Reaching the required height with a one engine stage

  • Deploying a guided parafoil which ejects from the forward section during descent

Spaceport America Cup

SPACEPORT
AMERICA
CUP

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