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URSA MAJOR

2023


HEIGHT
174"

DIAMETER
6.3"

LAUNCH MASS
148.5 lb

MOTOR DIAMETER
5"

MOTOR
SRAD Solid

AIRFRAME FILAMENT
G12 Fiberglass

Ursa Major was CRT's competition rocket for the 2023 Spaceport America Cup. Our first ever rocket with a student researched and developed (SRAD) motor, Ursa Major successfully launched and achieved a 10,115 ft apogee out of the predicted 10,201 ft, earning an excellent flight score on the first day of launches. Both parachutes were also successfully deployed at the correct altitudes, and the rocket was recovered with no damage! Cornell Rocketry took home first place in the 10K Solid SRAD category, and was awarded second place overall out of all competing teams!

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URSA MAJOR
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2023
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HEIGHT

174"


DIAMETER

6.3"


LAUNCH MASS

148.5 lb


MOTOR DIAMETER

5"


MOTOR

SRAD Solid


AIRFRAME FILAMENT

G12 Fiberglass


Ursa Major was CRT's competition rocket for the 2023 Spaceport America Cup. Our first ever rocket with a student researched and developed (SRAD) motor, Ursa Major successfully launched and achieved a 10,115 ft apogee out of the predicted 10,201 ft, earning an excellent flight score on the first day of launches. Both parachutes were also successfully deployed at the correct altitudes, and the rocket was recovered with no damage! Cornell Rocketry took home first place in the 10K Solid SRAD category, and was awarded second place overall out of all competing teams!

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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

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