Over 70% of our goal has been reached! Thank you for all of your support!
The money raised for this campaign is going directly toward the development of SpaceShot1, Embry-Riddle's first space capable rocket. To be successful, we need to not only pay for the cost of chemicals ($4,500) in the largest student-made motor, but we also want to performs a test of a full-scale motor. A solid rocket motor test has never been done on this scale by amateurs.
Why is testing important? Well, just like with professional rockets we need the experience in the manufacturing of these large scale rocket components. Once everything is constructed, a full-scale motor test allows our team to monitor and validate various motor parameters such as thrust, pressure, and the temperature on the motor. And while testing a motor this size is expensive, it is part of our vision to not only be the first, but to fly a rocket to space on our first try. Every sub-system (electronics, payload, propulsion, etc.) will be built and tested before our first space flight so that we can be confident in our team's ability to succeed the first flight. We aren't afraid of taking longer to reach our goal, our number one priority is the safety of our team. And we promise that you will never see a project from our team that is less than our best.
Our team is so happy to have your support. Every dollar helps us reach our goal of giving students at the greatest aviation and aerospace university the equipment and resources they need to send a rocket to space.
Please don't hesitate to contact us directly at EagleSpaceFlightTeam@gmail.com or our Founder / Project Manager, Bryce Chanes, at ChanesB@erau.edu
We look forward to hearing from you.