Update 2/5/17 – Spring is Here

Hello!

The new year is back in full swing, and LPRD is gearing up for an eventful spring semester. We have tests to do, rockets to build, engines to design, and much more!

This week, we have the Subteam Spotlight from the Engine subteam, and a member spotlight from our new Ground Ops director, Jame!


Subteam Spotlight: Engine

Engine team has started off this semester strong.  We have several projects lined up for this semester, and we have made good progress on many of them.  Our nitrous engine is nearly ready for testing, and we hope to fire it at Orbital ATK as soon as possible.  Calculations for film cooling, which is critical for running the flight engine, are almost done, and we hope to prepare a test bed for the system in the coming weeks.  Pending completion of the Mk 2 test stand, progress is on track as well to have the first Mk 2 firing before the end of the semester.  We have busy semester ahead of us, and we look forward to seeing the progress we make!


Member Spotlight: Jame Moua

My name is Jame Moua and I am a junior at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities double majoring in Aerospace Engineering & Mathematics and a minor in Astrophysics. I have been with LPRD Rocketry for a little under a year now. My current role in LPRD Rocketry is that I am the new sub-team lead for Ground Ops. What my current visions for Ground Ops are to familiarize myself with leading tests on the MK1 test stand, the tests being pressurization test and flow rate test, and to setup the MK2 test stand for testing on the newly made MK2 engine. Away from LPRD, I like to talk to friends and family, and participate in events. In addition, some of my favorite hobbies are to game, play sports, get fit, and eat food. For my hopes and dream, I hope to be accepted into the aerospace industry and ultimately become an american astronaut.

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