IMPERATOR is Cyclone Rocketry’s entry into Spaceport America Cup (SAC) 2022. We are extraordinarily excited to return to competition this summer after cancellations in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. The mission of IMPERATOR is to win our division (10k solid SRAD) by flying to exactly 10,000 ft above ground level, powered by a student researched and designed (SRAD) motor. This is the first year the club is competing in an SRAD propulsion category. IMPERATOR is a 6’’ diameter, 13.5’ long rocket, constructed primarily of carbon fiber. It will weigh around 85 lbs on the pad.
Cyclone Rocketry has grown significantly in the last year, with around 120 due-paying members in Spring 2022. Our increased membership and new corporate sponsorships allow our impact to be larger than ever. Projects such as the 30K research vehicle and club-made L1 HPR kits allow members of any experience to grow their knowledge of rocketry and engineering through hands-on projects.