UC AEROSPACE

SPECIALIZING IN AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY THAT SHAPES THE FUTURE

MEET INTO THE BLUE

Into the Blue is an Experimental sounding rocket that was built to fly up to 30,000ft, and has cutting edge technology on-board.

REAL-TIME DATA

Data can be transmitted from the rocket to a ground station where the data is processed and sent to the Into the Blue dashboard.

ACTIVE AIR-BRAKES

Rocket can reach any desired altitude using state of the art control systems.

LARGE PAYLOAD

A large payload bay allows for a wide range of experiments to be carried out.

TEST FLIGHT #1

On October 7th Into the Blue flew for the first time. It flew on an M motor and was a complete success. Here is a summary of the data gathered from the first flight.

APOGEE

5524m

PEAK VELOCITY

Mach 1.44

PEAK ACCELERATION

16.82 g







TEST FLIGHT #2

On December 10th Into the Blue flew with the same size motor as test flight #1, but this time our active braking system was put to the test for the first time. The rocket flew to 5500m on test flight #1, and this flight we wanted the air-brakes to reduce this apogee down to 4700m. It achieved this goal perfectly and got within 20 meters of the target altitude. This is a huge milestone for the UC Aerospace team and the system will be continually improved upon to allow for pin-point accurate apogees to be achieved.

APOGEE (NO AIRBRAKES)

5524m

APOGEE (AIRBRAKES)

4716m

PEAK VELOCITY

Mach 1.26

PEAK ACCELERATION

16.3 g







TEST FLIGHT #3

Into the Blue flew for its third and final test flight at the New Zealand Rocketry Association national launch day before its flight in April at the AURC. It was blasted to 31,000ft at a top speed of Mach 1.4. The airbrakes failed to deploy on this flight due to certain flight criteria’s not being met. This has since been updated to adjust for this discrepancy. However, this flight verified that the airframe can take fly on an N sized motor which is what it was built around.

APOGEE

9500m

PEAK VELOCITY

Mach 1.40

PEAK ACCELERATION

17.54 g




LEADERSHIP

UC Aerospace is currently run by a small team of University students, and is looking to expand...

MATTHEW FURKERT

President

JACK DAVIES

Vice President

ROBBIE GROVE

Project Manager

MATTHEW CARROLL

Software Lead

FLYNN DOHERTY

Software Lead

THOMAS BELL

Mechatronics Lead

WILLIAM THORNTON

Rocket Production/Composites

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Contact information

info@ucaerospace.com



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Ilam, Christchurch 8041

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