The final of the rocket-building championship “Jet Movement” was held in the Kaluga region from May 7 to 12. The final of the championship was organized by the Space Center of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology with the support of Innopraktika, Roscosmos and the Planet Watch program. Despite the difficult selection and rainy weather, team members from all over Russia launched their missiles in the championship final.
According to the results of several qualifying rounds for the in-person final of the championship in the Sokol camp, more than 20 teams and more than 100 participants from various cities of Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Korolev, Nefteyugansk, Volgograd, Krasnoyarsk, Kaluga, Nizhny Salda, Sochi, Tula, Voronezh and others.
The competition was held in two stages and consisted of two launches in three tracks: “Solid propellant rockets – 2nd stage”, “Solid propellant rockets – 1st stage”, “water missiles”.Solid propellant rockets operate on an engine with a pulse of 100 N * s. The missiles have a mechanical rescue system developed by the team and a payload that they have to throw at a certain height.“Water rockets” or liquid rockets are rockets working on jet propulsion of water under a pressure of 6 atmospheres in a 1.5-liter tank. The rocket consists of a tank, a hull and a rescue system, which should be launched immediately after passing the apogee and opening the parachute. To do this, the rocket installed: barometer, accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, and the servo controls the mechanics.
The team of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology became the winner of the championship in the category “Project Activities”. The team’s rocket doubled up to 130 meters, and the team carried out a better project maintenance (documentation, launch, data processing and presentation)!
All winners and prize-winners of the tracks and age categories were awarded rocket makers’ cups and memorable prizes from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology.
The goal of the championship of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology was to revive interest in the rocket-making direction and to involve talented youth in the engineering sciences of the space industry.
As the director of the Space Center of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Anton Ivanov notes:“The Skoltech Rocketry Championship has two goals: to provide practical work skills to Skoltech undergraduates and graduate students and to engage students and students outside Skoltech in space activities. The focus of the assessment is not only the flight of the rocket itself, but also the preparation of design documentation and the processing of telemetry data after the flight. The championship is also a communication forum for people who dream of space exploration. In the future, we plan the participation of winning teams in international competitions. ”