Project ASTRA (2018-19 AURC)
Project ASTRA was ANU Rocketry’s AURC competition rocket, its body was constructed from composite material with the nose cone completely fabricated in-house. ASTRA was launched in 2018 to 10,000 ft using an L-Class motor and recovered using a two-stage system to ensure landing at an appropriate speed. ASTRA claimed second place in flight performance and third overall in the 10,000 ft competition after only 6 months of design and development. We plan on returning to the 2020 competition stronger than ever with our 2020 competition rockets Halo and Aurora.
2019-2020 Competition Rockets
The 2019-2020 competition rocket is currently in development. As we draw closer to the 2020 AURC launch development of our new competition rocket continues to advance. Rather than just competing in the 10,000 ft division, we plan on launching two rockets to 10,000 ft and 30,000 ft. We also plan to push the design envelope by implementing active control and optimizing aerodynamics and structures. For updates on what ANU Rocketry is doing see our social media on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin.
Project Halo (10k)
Project Halo will involve the construction of a high power rocket with the aim of reaching exactly 10,000 ft. The rocket will be constructed using composite technology and avionic sensors to achieve this altitude.
Project Aurora (30k)
Project Aurora will also be constructed using composites however active control will be integrated into the structure of the rocket to increase the surface area and cause drag at high altitudes, resulting in a more accurate altitude. The rocket will also be carrying a 2 kg Cubesat in the payload section which will be conducting research at the 30,000 ft altitude that the rocket will reach.