Terrapin Rocket Team's Technical Report to the 2022 Spaceport America Cup


This document presents University of Maryland’s 10,000 ft COTS Motor Category rocket, Terpulence II. This project is a return to high power rocketry fundamentals within the Terrapin Rocket Team. It is the first time that the team will be attending the Cup in person since 2018 and the first time any current team members will compete at Spaceport. The design process is targeted at building off of other successful projects and manufacturing a safe and reliable competition rocket. This reports also documents the design of a novel air brake system that increases the rocket performance to reach a desired apogee. The CubeSat payload for this rocket will test liquid fuel tank geometry to gauge if capillary action can replace ullage motors in micro-gravity environments.