Since before NARAM a few club members have been discussing MARS hosting Rocketry Training classes.
We have a few lined up:
- Basic recovery systems and parachute folding
- Beginning in Dual Deployment
- Creating stickers using hobby vinyl cutting machines
- Building a High Performance Mach Buster (aka an Evan Brown Burner!)
We are working on more advanced classes in Casting your own Propellant
We are going to start with…….
Managing Risk in High-Power Rocketry
This one-hour course will introduce the concept of Risk Management in High Power Rocketry. The course will include instructor led demonstration and discussion that defines course concepts and describe how risk is managed through planning, testing and redundancy. The discussion portion of the course will focus on risk identification, flight profile planning and contingency development. Demonstrations during this course will include production and use of shear pins, ground testing procedures and recovery preparation methods. This course will be beneficial to all rocketry skill levels from an absolute beginner to the seasoned Level III flyer. The concepts presented in this course will prove useful in low, mid and high-power rocketry. The concepts and methodologies presented in this course are the same modus operandi used by NASA, ULA and Space X to launch billion-dollar rockets into orbit.
Key Points covered in this course.
- Define the concept of Risk Management
- Introduction of the Risk Assessment process
- Development of procedures to mitigate risk
- Flight profile planning
- Defining flight complexity
- Describe redundancy and contingency planning
- Demonstrate how to make and use shear pins
- Demonstrate methods for recovery preparation
- Demonstrate methods for recovery ground testing.