The Oklahoma State University Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) 4374 Capstone team has won the 2019 Argonia Cup Rocket Competition for the third year in a row.
“OSU was part of the inaugural competition in 2017 and has dominated since,” said Jamey Jacob, MAE professor and John Hendrix Chair and Director. “This year, the competition was the largest ever with over a dozen teams and included entries from as far away as Michigan, Mississippi and Colorado.”
The competition requires teams to launch a rocket over 8,000 feet in the air and return a payload safely back to the launch platform. The OSU team’s design included an autonomous deployable glider ejected from the rocket at apogee. The OSU team’s rocket was launched to over 12,000 feet altitude above ground and returned the payload to less than two-tenths of a mile away.
The team included MAE seniors Austin Stottlemyre (team leader), Cater Clark, JJ Cantrell, Caleb Oquin, Patrick Cortes, Kyle Hickman, and Nicholas Rozell. The faculty mentors included Jacob and James Kidd, MAE associate professor.
Story by: Kylie Moulton