Chapter 3. Juno: A Solid Propellant Rocket

Juno
Figure 3-1. Juno

The rocket we will build in this chapter is called Juno. See What’s in a Name? to learn a bit about where the name comes from. Juno is a workhorse, easy to build but very stable. It’s also capable of reaching altitudes of 1,300 feet—over a quarter of a mile!

There are a lot of rocket motors out there. Table 3-1 shows the recommended motors for flying Juno, along with the projected altitudes. The altitude attained can vary a bit depending on the altitude you fly from, how you finish the rocket, how much glue you use, and even small variations in the motors themselves, but this should give ...

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