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Ground Support to Major Tom

Ground Support to Major Tom

The centerpiece of our ground support equipment arrived today via ground freight. 9 meters of aluminum triangle truss from the Prolyte Group.

One 300-cm section of truss

The truss will be used as the primary support for our rocket’s launch rail. Once completed, the launch stand will measure just over 10 meters tall. The rocket will slide on studs that slot into the launch rail, which will in turn be mounted to this truss.

Our full truss section, traffic cone for scale

As more and more major components of our project arrive on campus, the excitement grows. Things are becoming very tangible — in only a short time, we’ll have a fully-assembled rocket to blog about!