The Kyle Runkle Regional Rocketry Competition is a SEDS-USA competition designed for teams looking for more launch opportunities and experience flying larger rockets. The task is to designin a rocket for a 10k COTS (Commercial off-the-shelf) flight to demonstrate our engineering capabilities. Upon succesful completion, our team will qualify for the next Spaceport America Cup. The competiton has been postponed to next year. We are still launching this year and will look at potential competions for 2022.
Spaceport Kyle Runkle Rocketry Competition.
Rocket Build Timeline
Draft Proposal and Brainstorming
Receive competition requirements, begin initial design, and draft proposal.
Design work continues, with a focus on writing the first piece of technical documentation
Design complete and purchase orders placed for manufacturing materials
FEB - MAR 2021
Begin fabrication of parts for the launch vehicle and ground station assembly.
Full Scale Test Launch
Test launch of our full scale launch vehicle and the completion and submission of the Flight Readiness Review
Full Scale Launch
Launch full rocket and collect telemtry and performance data to be used for next year's competions by Illinois Tech Rocketry.