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Bicentennial Rocket Launch: BillikenOne

Friday, 22 June, 2018

The "Bring The Billiken to New Heights" project is a rocket made to celebrate Saint Louis University’s Bicentennial. The rocket, named BillikenOne, will fly as a demonstration flight at the Spaceport America Cup, the world's largest intercollegiate rocket engineering competition. An all-aluminum airframe topped with a fiberglass nosecone, BillikenOne will fly on a 37000 N-s O class solid rocket motor to an apogee of 50,000 ft. The construction of the rocket, as well as the mixing and assembly of the motor is being completed SLU students. As the rocket flies, two cameras will be recording high quality video as the rocket beats SLU’s previous record apogee of just under 20,000 ft.