July 2017

Live Data and Telemetry!

By |July 17th, 2017|

Hardware Data Visualization
Shriv Seshan, Roy Finkleberg, and Binit Shah, as part of the Avionics team, have created a live data and telemetry visualization tool! With this, we will be able to view and analyze how our tests and rockets behave, based on sensor data. The telemetry viewer, based on NASA’s OpenMCT, can either take […]

June 2017

Subscale Tank Endcaps

By |June 7th, 2017|

We’ve completed machining our subscale tank test endcaps! These are almost half scale parts (1:1.97) which will be attached to subscale tanks, for pressure, cryogenic sealing, and hydraulic testing this summer. They were all machined out of 6061 T6 Aluminum, with a nominal maximum OD of 6 inches at the flange. There are two […]

April 2017

Injector Cold Flow Test

By |April 20th, 2017|

On April 12th, our propulsion team tested an injector design! Working with Georgia Tech’s Dr. Eugene Lubarsky, the team ran a series of cold-flow tests with Jet-A (K-1’s fuel). During the tests, the team looked at atomization and mixing characteristics of a specific Triplet Injector design along with verifying flow coefficients, pressure drops, and […]

March 2017

Prop Team to MSFC

By |March 25th, 2017|

Our Propulsion team led by Suraj Buddhavarapu, Akhil Gupta, Trenton Charlson, and Teri Polly took a trip to the Marshall Space Flight Center yesterday to talk with the propulsion sciences and additive manufacturing divisions about our Revision 1 Liquid Bipropellant engine! They got to have a fun day meeting professional Rocket Scientists on their […]

Filament Winder Frame Construction

By |March 20th, 2017|

Our filament winder, affectionately known as “Windy”, is a machine designed to wrap composite threads (such as fiberglass, carbon fiber, or Kevlar) into custom shapes with axial symmetry with high precision, speed, and consistency. We’ll be using this machine to make body tubes and nosecones for the Karman 1 rocket. Rather than buy a […]

October 2016

Filament Winder Funded!

By |October 25th, 2016|

The bill for funding our proposed filament winder has been unanimously approved by both the House and Senate of Georgia Tech’s Student Government Association! We can now begin construction of the winder and will be producing nosecone and body tube test components in the near future.

September 2016

Pyrotechnic Cutter Testing

By |September 19th, 2016|

We have successfully tested our first round of pyrotechnic cutters. These components will eventually be used in our separation mechanism to allow for recovery deployment. The next phase will involve testing smaller casings and modified cutter head geometry.

Join our team!

By |September 18th, 2015|

The Yellow Jacket Space Program is looking for ambitious students to join our team. If you are interested in working on a one of a kind technical endeavor, check out this link for more information.

Fund our project!

By |September 18th, 2015|

The Yellow Jacket Space Program’s Prometheus is a large-scale project backed by an amazing team. In order to get this off the ground, we need your help on funding this project. If you are interested in donating to our cause, Contact Us!