What is the highest point a rocket reaches during flight?

The rocket slows down as it reaches apogee. Apogee is the highest point in the flight.

What is the diameter of a Estes launch rod?

1/8 inch
Product Description. This 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) diameter launch rod is ideal for most standard engine powered rockets.

How long are Estes launch rods?

35.5 in
002240 Pro Series II Launch Controller

Diameter 3/16 in (5 mm)
Length 35.5 in. (90.17 cm)

What does a launch lug do?

The sole purpose of launch lug is to provide stability for a model rocket prior to and during liftoff by forcing the rocket to remain parallel to the launch rod during the first seconds of flight, before significant velocities are reached and enough momentum is built up to maintain stability.

What is the smoke coming out of rockets?

The smoke behind the rocket mostly comes because of the usage of cryogenic boosters(Liquid oxygen/Liquid Hydrogen), As these warm up on the launch pad and boil, The bleeder valves are opened on the boosters to avoid blasting of the boosters by internal pressure build up.

How does the weight of a rocket affect its flight?

With any rocket, and especially with liquid-propellant rockets, weight is an important factor. In general, the heavier the rocket, the more the thrust needed to get it off the ground. Because of the pumps and fuel lines, liquid engines are much heavier than solid engines.

How long should a model rocket launch rod be?

1/4 inch x 48 inch Steel Launch Rod Was: This one piece 1/4 inch x 48 inch steel launch rod is ideal for mid power rockets powered by E motors or higher. For these larger models, ensuring that the rocket is up to stable flight speed before the model leaves the rod guidance behind is key…

How long is Estes 1/4 launch rod?

Launch Rod: 1/4″ x 48″

What is a rocket fin?

A fin on something such as an airplane, rocket, or bomb is a flat part which sticks out and which is intended to help control its movement.

What are rocket fins?

Fins are used on smaller rockets to provide this stability and control direction. It works in the same way as placing feathers at the tail of an arrow. The greater drag on the feathers keeps the tail of the arrow at the back so that the point of the arrow travels straight into the wind.

Why does NASA spray water?

A water spray system provides a cushion of water directed down into and around the primary flame hole beneath the solid rocket boosters, and a secondary water spray blocks the path of pressure waves to decrease the intensity of pressure at the launch site.

Why do they spray water on launch pads?

Those are jets of water released by the sound suppression systems installed on the pads and the mobile launcher platforms to protect orbiters and their payloads from being damaged by acoustical energy, reflected from the platform during the liftoff stage of a rocket launch.