ISGC Student Hands-On Spotlight: Cyclone Rocketry Rocket Shop
Cyclone Rocketry is a multidisciplinary engineering team from Iowa State University that works yearly to research, design, manufacture, test, and fly high-powered rockets. They are comprised of college students to further human advancement in space exploration. Their mission is to educate, challenge, and inspire the Iowa State students, community, and future generations about rocketry, science and engineering, and space exploration. They follow a yearly design cycle and compete in International High Powered Rocketry competitions while working with industry leaders to extend the boundaries of amateur rocketry.
Rocket Shop builds a rocket on a yearly design cycle for the Spaceport America Cup which takes place in New Mexico in late June. This year, they are pushing to new heights as a team by competing in the 30k SRAD solids division. This means that their target apogee is 30,000 feet and they are developing their own motor. As part of their rocket, they are developing student made aerostructures, airbrakes, descent control system, piston ejection system, atmospheric analysis experiment, and the largest motor in team history.