If you've heard of SHC, you mIght have heard about our general introductory project OneMonth. Since 2016, L1 Month has served as the Space Hardware Club's introductory rocketry project. Participants learn basic manufacturing and design techniques and construct their own high-power rocket. At the end of the project, participants will fly these rockets to attempt a Level 1 Certification with the Tripoli Rocketry Association.
CanSat rocket is the next stepping stone in the path to more complex projects, and is a great option for those who want to finish out their first year without having to integrate into a large project after winter break. The CanSat rocket team build a test vehicle for SHC's CanSat rocket team, which is typically an L2 high power rocket and an opportunity to work with specific payload customers to meet their design requirements.
In 2017, a team of club members was formed to develop a liquid-powered rocket and accompanying payload to compete in the 2019 Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition at the Spaceport America Cup. The team will be competing in the most prestigious of the competition's six categories with a nitrous oxide and ethane powered rocket with a target altitude of 30,000 feet. This project marks a significant milestone in the history of the club as this is the first time the club has designed and manufactured a liquid rocket engine.
Ursa was a solid powered 2 stage rocket launched in 2017. It's target apogee was 30,000ft and it a successful seperation and second stage ignition. However, the sustainer was unable to be recovered due to a tracker failure.
Spitfire was a vehicle launched in 2016 at the Battle of the Rockets Planetary Rover competition. Its goal was to deploy an autonomous rover at an altitude of 2,000 ft. The rocket placed 2nd.
Awwwww Thanks is a vehicle designed to carry CanSat payloads or equivalently sized payloads for test flights. It's been launching since 2017, and carried multiple team's test hardware.