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GU Rocketry

United Kingdom

We are a University of Glasgow based engineering project, focused on launching Scotland's first student-lead, high-powered rocket.

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GU Rocketry

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2 months ago

Rocket Flight Profiles- by GU Rocketry

This article serves as a summary of the Sutton Program in the sense that all the principles the readers have learned across the educational series can be applied to an actual model rocket launch, using GU Rocketry’s Saltire-1 as a reference.

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Rocket Recovery - Sutton Program Article 7

This article analyses the different methods of safe rocket recovery.

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Rocket Avionics - Sutton Program Article 6

This article will introduce each of the components required for a small-scale rocket flight computer and explain the fundamental principles behind their operation.

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Rocket Aerodynamics - Sutton Program Article 5

This article will introduce various principles of aerodynamics that must be considered for rocket flight, showing how different types of drag are generated and some of the engineering techniques used to circumvent them.

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Rocket Propulsion - Sutton Program Article 4

This article will be looking at different types of rocket propulsion, the fundamentals behind how thrust is created and a brief look at some modern-day propulsion systems.

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The Rocket Equation - Sutton Program Article 3

This article will explore the rocket equation and show why it is one of the most important equations in modern rocketry.

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Rocket Dynamics - Sutton Program Article 2

This article will be looking at Sir Isaac Newton and his 3 fundamental laws of motion that govern rocket dynamics.

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The History of Rocketry - Sutton Program Article 1

This article accompanies the first video in the Sutton Program- our educational series made possible by RS Components Grass Roots, aiming to explore key rocketry concepts and principles.

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An Introduction to GU Rocketry

A brief overview of the student-led rocket development programme at the University of Glasgow, GU Rocketry.

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