Team History

CU InSpace is Carleton's Rocket Engineering Design Team with the goal of designing, building, and flying high power rockets at the Spaceport America Cup Rocketry Competition and the Launch Canada Rocketry Competition.

The team was founded by Will Zoratto in 2014 and has successfully launched three rockets at the Spaceport America Cup Rocketry Competition at Spaceport America, New Mexico.

 

Previous Projects

2016-2017 Rocket: CU L8R
CU L8R was the first rocket developed by CU InSpace. Painted a vibrant Canadian red, this rocket paved the way for Carleton's continued competition in international rocketry competitions.
CU L8R was designed to compete in the Spaceport America Cup 10,000 ft commercial off the shelf (COTS) solid motor category with an Aerotech M-1419 motor. The airframe consisted of phenolic tubes with internal aircraft-grade plywood ribs and stringers to increase the structural properties of the airframe.
The project report can be found here: 
 
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2017-2018 Rocket: Orbital Redenbacher
Orbital Redenbacher was the second rocket developed and launched by CU InSpace at the Spaceport America Cup. Orbital Redenbacher debuted multiple improvements from CU L8R, which included an improved larger airframe, a more powerful engine, improved avionics and reusable recovery hardware.
Orbital Redenbacher was designed to compete in the Spaceport America Cup 10,000 ft COTS Solid competition with a Cesaroni Pro98 4G engine casing, housing an M-1890 motor. The airframe consisted of sections of modified cardboard shipping tubes with sections of student-developed aluminum stringers and reinforcements. This rocket was the first of Carleton's rockets to be recovered successfully, as it softly touched down in the New Mexico desert under its main parachute.
The project report can be found here: 
 
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2018-2019 Rocket: Chef Boy Apogee
Chef Boy Apogee was the third rocket developed and launched by CU InSpace at the Spaceport America Cup. Chef Boy Apogee improved on the design of Orbital Redenbacher in multiple areas such as the aerodynamics, avionics, and the number of fins required to remain stable off the rail.
Orbital Redenbacher was designed to compete in the Spaceport America Cup 10,000 ft COTS Solid competition with a Cesaroni Pro98 4G engine casing, housing an M-1890 motor. The airframe consisted of sections of modified cardboard shipping tubes with sections of student-developed aluminum stringers and reinforcements. This rocket was the first of Carleton's rockets to be recovered successfully, as it softly touched down in the New Mexico desert under its main parachute.
The project report can be found here: 
 
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