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Project Basilisk

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Target Apogee: 10,000 ft
Length: 18 ft
Diameter: 6 in
Wet Mass*: 148 lb
*Estimated

Fuel: Ethanol
Oxidizer: Nitrous Oxide
Pressurant: Nitrogen

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The aim of Project Basilisk is to develop a liquid bipropellant rocket capable of reaching 10,000 feet and being recovered successfully while teaching students the design, manufacturing, and testing process. Basilisk will be launching from the Friends of Amateur  Rocketry launch site in the Mojave Desert as a part of the FAR 51025 Competition.

Propulsion

Basilisk’s propulsion system is comprised of a three-tank pressure-fed bi-propellant engine. Utilizing nitrous oxide as our oxidizer and ethanol for fuel, nitrogen is used to force our propellant through the injector and into the combustion chamber. It is one of the most complex engines ever pursued by our organization.

Aerostructures

Basilisk's airframe is 18 feet long and will be hand-built out of prepreg carbon fiber. The recovery system features a dual deployment system with drogue and main parachutes and a plumbing bay between the Nitrogen and Fuel Tank. The nose cone will feature a water ballast system to help balance out the rocket during ascent.

Payloads

Utilizing an Arduino BetaFlight, our payload is an FPV RC Drone that will be autonomously deployed at 400 feet and after deployment will be flown to a designated drop-off zone. Pointing out the side of the rocket will be two cameras that will capture Basilisk's flight.

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Meet Our team

Managers
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Kathryn Daniels

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Propulsion Manager

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Kyler Marciel

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Aerostructures Manager

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Daniel Sherlock

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SEI Manager

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Zander Zhuchkan

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Payloads Manager

Leads
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Diego Alverez

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Recovery Lead

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Kathleen Cravens

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Injector Lead

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Jason Gay

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Aerostructures SEI Lead

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Alex Lozano

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Internal Structures Lead

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Erik Solberg

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Fluid System Lead

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Kaylee Abramovs

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Propulsion SEI Lead

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Teo Couedelo

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External Structures Lead

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Kaela Hollister

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Aero Manufacturing Lead

Scout N

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Avionics SEI Lead

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Ryan Spinelli

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Media Lead

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Megan Bailey

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Payloads Electrical Lead

Dylan Dessoye

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Prop Manufacturing Lead

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Naoto Kimura

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Deployment Mech Lead

Nic Piakis

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Flight Dynamics Lead

Devon Terry

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Aerodynamics Lead

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Otis Campbell

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Payloads Manufacturing Lead

Daniel F

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Drone Mechanical Lead

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Jack Koller

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Combustion Lead

Dylan Smith

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Payloads SEI Lead

Documentation

Preliminary Design Review Slides

Critical Design Review Slides

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