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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

CSULB team wins 2nd place in Rocket Contest

The Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA) of California State University, Long Beach participated in the 6th Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) this past June in Green River, Utah. The goal for this year was to reach a 10,000ft apogee target while carrying a 10lb payload. ESRA of Long Beach competed amongst international teams from Canada and Brazil along with national teams including UCLA and Embry Riddle. CSULB's rocket weighed a total of 60lbs, had a length of 9ft and was propelled by an M1939 motor. It achieved an altitude of 9,169ft, giving CSULB's team a 2nd place win. The event was covered by the local media (http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=16017081). The team's goals for next year are to continue developing the 10,000ft apogee rocket and to begin the design and build of their first 25,000ft apogee rocket. The team would also like to start building their own custom rocket motors. The Experimental Sounding Rocket Association of California State University, Long Beach would like to thank Charles and Janet Hoult, the MAE Department and the College of Engineering for all their valuable help and financial support.

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