Team America Rocketry Challenge
The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) Provides 7th through 12th grade students a realistic experience in designing a flying aerospace vehicle that meets a specified set of mission and preformance requirements. Students work together in teams the same way aerospace engineers do. It is not intended to be easy, but it is well within the capabilities of students of these ages with a good background in science and math and some craftsmanship skills.
The purpose of the challenge is to design and build a safe and stable model rocket flight vehicle and use it to lift a fragile payload to a specified altitude.
The 2018 Team America Rocketry Challenge offers a new challenge to the student teams.
Key technical elements of the TARC 2018 challenge are:
1. Target Altitude of 800 feet (First Round)
2. Duration of flight should be between 41-43 seconds (First Round)
3. Payload of two raw eggs flown and recovered successfully
4. Gross liftoff mass of no more than 650 grams
5. Must be at least 650mm in height
6. Rocket motor total impulse limit of 80 N-sec
7. Any Recovery method may be used (excluding free-fall)
8. The rocket must come down in one piece