IMG_9387.jpg

Aurora

A concept rocket thrust vectoring system.

Project Aurora's goal is to develop a model rocket with thrust vectoring control. Thrust vectoring, or TVC, is a rocket control system that involves the rocket shifting the direction of its engines to maneuver. The first prototypes use compressed air instead of a solid rocket engine and are mounted to a frame that keeps the models in place while allowing rotation.

Prototype Development

Screen Shot 2019-11-29 at 7.46.33 PM.png

Rev 0.1 prototype.

Screen Shot 2019-11-29 at 7.46.50 PM.png

Rev 0.2 prototype.

Screen Shot 2019-11-29 at 7.47.31 PM.png
Screen Shot 2019-11-29 at 7.47.52 PM.png

Rev 0.3 (left) and 0.4 (right) prototypes with new rotational air fittings.