The AstroJays Rocketry Team is a multidisciplinary, student-led team that builds advanced rocket systems with the goal of increasing the number of aerospace engineering opportunities on the Homewood campus.
The AstroJays are composed of 4 subsystems: Avionics, Propulsion, Recovery, and Structures, each of which focus on one aspect of our rockets.
-- Avionics gathers data from a variety of sensors placed within the rocket and on the propulsion system, using its data to determine its flight path, and sending diagnostics back to a ground station. --Propulsion develops and implements commercial and custom propulsion systems. Currently developing a hybrid rocket motor. --Recovery focuses on bringing the rocket back safely -from detecting apogee, to separation, parachute deployment, and ultimately ground recovery of the rocket. --Structures ensures that the rocket is its lightest, while staying aerodynamic and retaining its structural integrity throughout the entire flight (externally and internally).
Working together as a team, these subsystems develop advanced rocket systems. Our team of more than 30 students are all hard at work to make each launch count. Interested undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, contact us through Hopkins Groups, or come to one of our scheduled events.