Team America 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 2019 Team America Rocketry Challenge offers a new challenge to the student teams. Key technical elements of the TARC 2019 challenge are: 1. Target Altitude of 856 feet (First Round) 2. Duration of flight should be between 43-46 seconds (First Round) 3. Payload of three raw eggs flown and recovered successfully 4. Gross liftoff mass of no more than 650 grams 5. Must be at least 650 mm in height 6. Rocket motor total impulse limit of 80 N-sec 7. Two parachute must be used on Sustainer/Payload 8. The rocket must come down in two pieces
TARC Finals 2018 / 4th Place Finish
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