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The Rockets and Instrumentation Lab

As a part of ESS 472, Rockets and Instrumentation, UW students launch science payloads to high altitude using high power amateur rockets, providing design, fabrication, test, integration, and management experience; covers science motivation, engineering aspects, and delivery systems.

This is a hands-on course for the development of rockets and their instrumentation. Students will participate in the building of the rocket, the telemetry system, and payload. The rocket(s) will be taken to the launch site (typically Eastern Washington) where the students will participate in final assembly, rocket motor fabrication, and then launch and recovery the system. Analysis of data and performance occurs back at UW.