K1103 motor. 7.5" diameter. 2.1 meters tall. Mach 1+ Ascent.
The avionics system of the Stoodis rocket is a sophisticated assembly, central to the rocket's performance and safety. The core of this system is the two fully redundant Blue Raven flight computers, known for their reliability and advanced features, paired with two sets of EAGLE CO2 cartridges for redundancy for the deployment of the ballute and main parachute. For enhanced navigational accuracy, the Stoodis utilizes the Dragonlink system coupled with the Neo M9N GPS module, providing precise location tracking throughout the mission.
Airframe and Internals
From assembly to flight, Stoodis is optimized for speed. Its boattail fin can and fins minimize aerodynamic drag, even allowing super-Mach 1 velocities, and its G12 Fibreglass 7.5" body can withstand the immense tensile load of such a propulsive flight. Its motor mount is easily swappable, allowing upgrades on a whim. Through a series of twist-lock interfaces and friction fits, the rocket's body and internals are designed with the target design goal of complete assembly in under 10 minutes.
MOON Challenge Lander
Sitting just below the nosecone is a trackable, camera-equipped, deployable payload ready to make its landing on the moon. As CO2 ejection canisters pressurize the volume below, the lander blasts the nose cone off of its shearing pins and exits the rocket at apogee.
Immediately, its drogue is deployed, barely slowing the initial descent until it comes closer to its target area. 200 feet above the landing zone, the main parachute and damped lander legs deploy and the descent is slowed to 15 ft/s. Its three lander legs prime its landing; each leg is designed to take the impact on its own. Due to its intentionally made low centre of gravity and pressure, the Moon Lander reliably lands right-side up, and its legs prevent bounceback while remaining structurally sound.
As its glorious ascent stops, Stoodis prioritizes deploying its payload, and its dual separation, dual deployment recovery system is delayed until the descent of the rocket. The unique geometry of the 60" ballute slows the descent to 40 ft/s and creates little force in its deployment. This primes Stoodis for its main 72" parachute, and as it deploys, the kevlar harness has no problem taking its harrowing plummet to Earth to a gentle glide – rated for 6000 lbs, it has generous safety margins, even in entanglement. Securing the entire system are M10 titanium eyenuts – lightweight and extremely strong. This low-risk, proven recovery process will reliably take Stoodis from apogee to Earth in just 30 seconds.
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