College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2020-06-04 13:21:11


Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


This report documents the entire design process for a two-stage vertical launch vehicle and highlights the team’s research, design work, testing, and construction of the launch vehicle. Every major system of the launch vehicle, including motors, electronics systems, interior and exterior structures, and recovery, will be individually analyzed and assessed during the design process. The launch vehicle will compete at the 2020 Spaceport America Cup in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Undergoing this project will allow the team members to further develop the skills learned throughout the Mechanical Engineering curriculum and Aerospace Systems Engineering curriculum at the University of Akron. Additionally, the findings of this report will provide a basis for future innovation within the University of Akron’s Akronauts Rocket Design Team.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Francis Loth

First Reader

Dr. Scott Sawyer

Second Reader

Dr. Ajay Mahajan

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Dane Quinn



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