GITLIT:

Our team is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through designing, building, and launching reusable rockets in conjunction with the implementation of Roll Induction and Counter Roll in accordance with the NASA Student Launch Initiative Guidelines.

New Team - New Challenge!

The Georgia Institute of Technology Launch Initiative Team (GITLIT) has embarked on a new challenge! This year's NASA Student Launch competition invovles a completely new aspect of the competition that will challenge and push the limits of our current engineering knowledge. In addition to creating a new rocket from very basic materials, we have to design an ATS system and a depolyable Rover system.

Needless to say, our team is very excited to have been accepted into the competition and is very eager to compete with other schools!

Rover

     The Rover team is responsbile for design not only the rover, but also its deployment mechanism. The goal of the rover team is to design a rover that once deployed, is undamaged and able to move reliable. The rover is housed inside the rocket, which is accounted for by the airframe team. Both the deployment mechanism and the rover must be designed to withstand the stresses of launch, flight, and impact without being damaged. Another important issue was that the rocket's landing position is unknown, so the rover must be able to be deployed and mobile no matter how the rocket lands.

Airframe

        The airframe team is responsible for the design and physical manufacturing of the body of the rocket. The rocket is initially designed and modeled on OpenRocket, and various design elements are discussed and recorded in the files attached below. The team describes various subsystems of the rocket body, defining the function of each part within each subsystem. The issues of each the parts and subsystems are outlined, and the solutions to accomplishing these goals are analyzed, with the best method selected.

Engineering Merit Badge Hosted at Georgia Tech!

On February 4th, the GT USLI team had the wonderful opportunity to host an Engineering Merit Badge for Troop 433, a local Boy Scout troop. The scouts learned about engineering from Tech students studying those fields and also Scout leaders in those careers. The scouts got to design their own entrepreneurial designs, while also getting hands on experience with different materials. Afterwards, the boys had the opportunity to get a tour of some of the aerospace labs on campus, followed by seeing the USLI design space and our rockets.

We're Getting a Camera!

It isn't everyday that students have the opportunity to launch 7 foot rockets a mile into the sky. But that's exactly what the NASA USLI competition is based on- giving students an opportunity to design and fly their own rockets.

2015-2016 Documentation

 

 

Post Launch Assessment Review (PLAR)

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