Mongoose 98 student rocket

The NAROM student rocket is a Mongoose 98 rocket, about 2.7 meters long and has a body that is made mostly out of carbon fiber. We can divide it into three main parts, not counting the motor itself: the booster tube with fins, the payload tubes which includes the aviation tube and the nose cone and the avionics plate where all the electronics is mounted.

The Mongoose 98 is a commercially available rocket, but the version which is used for the student rocket is customized to fit the need for the students.

Figure 1: The Mongoose 98 rocket assembly. In the front is the glass fiber nose cone, followed by the carbon fiber avionics tube, the aluminium avionics plate and the carbon fiber booster tube with three fins in the rear.

The Fusion 360 model can be interactively played with here.

These are the most import parameters and dimensions of the rocket:

  • Total length: 2708 mm
  • Total width of body: 102.8 mm
  • Total dry weight (excluding motor casing, but including 1.3 kg payload): 5.454 kg
  • Motor: Pro98 15227N2501-P from Cesaroni Technology Inc

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This article is a part of a pre-course program, used by NAROM in different courses, for example Fly a Rocket!