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Navy Rockets

2017-2018 Mission

At the very beginning of the project the team was given a choice of which mission option to pursue for the NASA Student Launch Competition.  The three available options were: 1.) Target Detection, 2.) Deployable Rover, or 3.) Landing Coordinates via Triangulation.  The decision was put up to a team vote and the winning option was the Deployable Rover mission. 

As per the NASA Student Launch Handbook: "The team will design a custom rover that will deploy from the internal structure of the launch vehicle.  At landing, the team will remotely activate a trigger to deploy the rover from the rocket.  After deployment, the rover will autonomously move at least 5 ft. (in any direction) from the launch vehicle.  Once the rover has reached its final destination, it will deploy a set of foldable solar cell panels."

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