Thunderbird Aerospace Team Meeting


Thunderbird Aerospace

About the Team

As a dynamic and diverse engineering design team at the frontier of amateur rocketry, Thunderbird Aerospace seeks to inspire the future generation of engineers by being ambassadors of Indigenous excellence in aerospace. Sitting at the frontier of their development for liquid rocketry, Skoden is a blow-down, self-pressurizing nitrous and ethanol liquid bipropellant rocket that has an envelope of 8 inches in diameter, and 3 meters in height. Using NASA CEA, Thermodynamic Analysis, Incompressible Vicid Flow modelling, and high-fidelity FPM FEA methods, they characterize the features of their rocket to hit the target design needs. 

Nature of Activity

  • Internal - Prototyping
  • External - Competition
  • External - Conference Participation
  • External - Challenge Participation

Time Commitment

Weekly Sunday meetings with personal/sub-team tasks throughout the week. Total contribution of 6 hrs/week.

Application Deadlines

Winter Term 1 - End of September. Exceptions may be made as the team is small and tackles a breadth of work (technical development, indigenous outreach, media, research).

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