The American Rocketry Challenge (TARC) Provides 7th through 12th grade students a realistic experience in designing a flying aerospace vehicle that meets a specified set of mission and performance requirements. Students work together in teams the same way aerospace engineers do. It is not intended to be easy, but it is well within the capabilities of students of these ages with a good background in science and math and some craftsmanship skills.
The purpose of the challenge is to design and build a safe and stable model rocket flight vehicle and use it to lift a fragile payload to a specified altitude. The 2020 American Rocketry Challenge offers a new challenge to teams. Key technical elements of the TARC 2020 challenge are: 1. Target Altitude of 800 feet (First Round) 2. Duration of flight should be between 40-43 seconds (First Round) 3. Payload of one raw egg flown and recovered successfully 4. Gross liftoff mass of no more than 650 grams 5. Must be at least (25.6 inches) 650 mm in height 6. Rocket motor total impulse limit of 80 N-sec 7. Any recovery system may be used 8. Rocket must come down in one piece
TARC Finals 2018 / 4th Place Finish
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