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Help Launch UW's Student-Built Experimental Rocket!


The Society for Advanced Rocket Propulsion (SARP) is a team of student engineers at the University of Washington working to give the experience of designing and building rocket to undergraduate students. Every year our goal is to apply engineering fundamentals and theory with hands-on experience to design, construct, and launch an advanced hybrid rocket. This year we are competing in the Spaceport America Cup, conducted by the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA), in New Mexico. We are looking to raise funding to cover the cost of the materials and testing for the rocket, and also to allow as many aspiring rocket engineers travel to the final competition as possible, come June.




SARP gives students the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to work as successful engineers. Rocket engineering provides technical challenges, opportunities to innovate, and a realistic engineering environment that fosters communication and teamwork. At the Spaceport America cup, over 80 teams from around the globe compete with their student-designed rockets. We will be competing in the advanced student researched and developed hybrid category, the most technically rigorous category. The rocket will be launched to 30,000 feet and deploy a payload; in previous years we have deployed various types payloads, such as a camera-capable rover designated “little pup”. The launch system will then be recovered separately. In addition to the Spaceport America Cup, we intend on conducting a test launch in Brothers, Oregon. 

Last year, we earned second place in our category, and we intend to take home the Spaceport Cup at the competition this year!


Launch Objectives

  1. Study the performance and flight characteristics of the hybrid motor by observing combustion chamber pressure and chamber wall temperature, as well as acceleration and trajectory during flight.
  2. Prove re-usability through safe recovery and re-launching of the launch vehicle for development of a reliable scientific payload launch vehicle.
  3. Provide an opportunity for students to design advanced systems, perform engineering analysis, and conduct scientific experiments for the advancement of launch technology, and the development of skills critical to today’s scientists and engineers.



Our Team

SARP is composed of four  technical teams and an administrative team.

  • Propulsion: develops the hybrid motor, researches new designs for an optimal motor structure, develops highly-efficient hybrid fuels.
  • Structures: designs, constructs carbon fiber body structures and fiberglass nose cone.
  • Recovery: builds parachute deployment system to bring the rocket home safely, designing of redundant and ultra-safe systems to maximize the re-usability.
  • Avionics: builds the deployable rover along with the electronics to monitor our rocket during flight.
  • Business: handles administrative aspects of SARP such as acquisition of materials and funding, managing SARP’s budget, outreach, and ensuring flawless communication among technical teams.

All design, analysis, and manufacturing is performed by the students. We follow the engineering process for building our rocket from start to finish, meaning our students see the rocket both on the drawing board and on the launch rail.

 


What will these funds go toward?

The budget is broken up into the sub-team and technical layouts, seen to the right. Building a rocket requires significant financial support. As a student-run organization, we rely solely on the support of donors like you. The funds raised from this campaign go toward:

  • Purchasing the materials used to build the rocket itself
  • Cover manufacturing for high quality, critical components


  • Travel expenses, including getting to the competition and test sites, as well as housing as the competition
  • Test equipment to allow us to continue to improve the rocket for the future


Why Build a Hybrid Rocket?

Safer and More Affordable, yet Underdeveloped


 

Compared to solid- and liquid-fueled rockets, hybrids have several advantages:





  • Simpler and typically more reliable than liquid rockets as there is only one liquid propellant, resulting in less plumbing and weight.
  • Safer than solid rocket motors because the oxidizer and fuel remain separated until launch, reducing the risk of detonation or premature ignition.
  • Significantly lower cost and toxicity, with wider availability.

Hybrids represent one of the most undeveloped rocket technologies compared to liquids and solids. Our design capitalizes on the simplicity of hybrid motors as well as their inexpensive propellants, providing us with a reliable testing and research platform. The Society for Advanced Rocket Propulsion aims to research and develop advanced rocket propulsion systems like hybrids, both to enhance the education of its student members and to advance aerospace rocket technologies.


Applications for Hybrid Rocketry Today

Hybrid motors are an alternative high energy propulsion system that holds the potential to send humans to space. Hybrids are already being developed to take tourists to the edge of space and people into low earth orbit. There are huge breakthroughs being made in the field of hybrid technology -- this is the future of rocketry. Help us increase knowledge of hybrid motors, and get this incredible technology on the map!


Check out these awesome companies that also develop hybrid technologies:

Virgin Galactic

Scaled Composites

Sierra Nevada Corporation


Space Propulsion Group


Help Launch SARP into the Future!



This is a great opportunity for students to participate in experimental rocket development, and we would like you to be a part of it. Everybody is invited to follow our progress to launch on Facebook, Instagram, and our SARP website; we will recognize donors proudly through our donors list, on social media and on the rocket itself! We hope you’ll join us in enabling the future engineers of space travel!


If you are interested in corporate sponsorship with SARP, please reach out to the team via email at sarpuw@gmail.com.


First Milestone Reached! 

  Published on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at 04:52 PM (PST)

We are so excited to announce that we were able to raise $12,000 within eleven days of launching our campaign! This success is all due to the support of our generous donors. It is because of you that we will have enough funding to build a successful rocket. We have now raised our goal to $17,000 so that we can give more students the opportunity to work on this rocket with the ability to purchase more of the materials we need. In addition to materials and machining costs, these funds will also go toward transportation of the rocket to the competition in New Mexico.

Thank you again for your continued support!  We hope that you will continue to spread the word about our campaign through Facebook, LinkedIn, and email.




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Make an Impact

Hit the Drawing Board

Give $5

This will go towards 3-D printing prototypes of vehicle components and payload designs. All donors will receive a personal thanks from the SARP team!

Fire the (Subscale) Motor!

Give $25

Purchases materials for sub-scale testing and coupons for the carbon fiber structure. This will give members their first hands-on work with manufacturing and testing.

Fuel Up

Give $50

Purchases materials for the main manufacture of the motor assembly, electronics, and carbon fiber structure.

Mission Control

Give $100

Put a roof over 4 team member’s heads for a night during the competition in Las Cruces, NM!

T Minus 10

Give $150

The SARP team gets 100 miles closer to the competition in Las Cruces, NM. We will display your name or company name on the launch vehicle!

Start Ignition

Give $250

Test fire our hybrid motor! This will pay for the propellant and thermal shielding for one full-scale test fire.

Bronze Level - Lift Off!

Give $500

This amount could pay for the layup materials for the manufacturing of the rocket's carbon fiber body. The team will give you or your company a shout out on our Facebook and website, place a small company logo or individual name on our competition shirts, and place you as a sponsor on our website!

Silver Level - 1,000 feet

Give $1,000

This pays for transportation and fuel for one static fire test of the propulsion system. As a Silver level sponsor, you will receive a medium name or logo on the rocket, and your name or logo on our newsletter.

Gold Level - 10,000 feet

Give $2,000

Funds the machining of the composite materials on our rocket! As a Gold sponsor, you will have an even larger logo placed on the rocket and our competition t-shirts, and a special shout out in our newsletter.

Platinum Level - 20,000 feet

Give $3,000

This amount allows us to design and develop the Thermal Protection System that ensures that everything inside the rocket doesn't overheat! As a Platinum sponsor, you will be able to place an Extra Large sized name or logo on the competition shirt and rocket.

Purple Level - 30,000 feet!

Give $5,000

This would fund the all fuel needed for the entire year as well as the remote fill system, which is responsible for filing the rocket with the oxidizer from a safe distance! For this amount, you get to name the scientific payload, recieve the maximum sized decal of your name or logo on the rocket and the competition t-shirt, and additional promotion of company at all public SARP events.