Orbiter launch simulation
Orbiter, a realistic space flight simulator program, is used to explore the key concepts of rocket science including Newton's three laws of motion.
Rocket variables investigation
Throughout the workshop students will experiment with their rocket's thrust, mass and fuel volume to determine the impact these variables have on their rocket's altitude.
Highest altitude challenge
To conclude the workshop students will participate in the QUT rocket challenge. Through experimentation they will determine the optimal variables to launch their rocket to the highest altitude.