WPI High power Rocketry Club Rocket Failure Investigation

When:  Jan 12, 2023 from 19:00 to 20:00 (ET)
Associated with  New England Section

WPI High power Rocketry Club Rocket Failure Investigation


Date & Time: January 12th, 2023, 7:00-8:30 pm EST

Registration (Free): https://aiaa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B2vPJsK4RZ2e54nWYnR-7w


The AIAA New England Section is organizing an expert webinar session . Come and listen to Paul Cocommo and his team talk about the problem and the lessons leant during their Rocket Investigation failure


  • In June of 2022, WPI HPRC traveled to New Mexico to compete for the first time in the Spaceport America Cup with project Aquila. After a successful liftoff, the vehicle broke up 5 seconds into flight at an estimated altitude of 2,000 ft. The team immediately pivoted to recovering the vehicle and analyzing the data from photos and videos and our avionics system.
  • Over the next few months an extensive failure tree was developed, and the root causes of the failure were slowly narrowed down. This presentation will provide insight into the failure analysis process, discuss the root causes of this failure, and provide mitigation plans to prevent similar failures from occurring in the future. 


Join us to hear from the WPI team



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