NASA CT Space Grant is proud to support a team from UHart to virtually attend RockOn! 2021, a terrific workshop created by Colorado Space Grant and Virginia Space Grant, with COSG taking the lead. This program has been wildly popular nationwide, with teams from all over attending in-person workshops in Virginia for more than a decade. Due to the pandemic, this event did not happen in 2020, so we are thrilled to have it back – even virtually! – for 2021!
A team of 5 students and one faculty from UHart spent the week learning how to build their own RocketSat payload for a rocket launch in June as part of the workshop. The students gained hands-on experience with constructing several electronic boards and components to be flown in launch conditions, as well as programing and coding skills to apply to the project and retrieve real-time data.
Now complete, the project will ship to Virginia to launch on a sounding rocket to ~73 miles and hardware in the kit could be used on future RocketSat and possibly CubeSat flights. For more information about the program, please visit the RockOn website.