C’Space 2016 – Rocket launch in France!

The STR-06 (Space Team Rocket-06) team is on their way to the C’Space rocket competition in Tarbes, France!

For this competition it is not permitted to have the rocket separate with a pyrotechnical separation mechanism, so the STR-06 team developed a mechanism that separates the rocket with the pressure exerted from a small CO2 capsule. The board computer operates servos that open the capsule, which then exert a pressure of around 10g. We would like to thank our sponsors iSi Components GmbH and Amari Austria GmbH.

The launch day of STR-06 is projected to be any time between Monday and Wednesday, mostly dependent on how quickly we can pass the mechanical and electrical tests of the competition.
We will keep you updated!

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Demonstrationsvideo zum Trennmechanismus: