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Engineering has successful launch of rocket in Nevada


The Engineering’s satellite club recently traveled to Black Rock, Nevada on June 19 where they competed for a National Championship title in the Team America Rocketry Challenge. The contest took place in an open desert known as the Black Rock Desert in Gerlach, which is considered to be the center of the known universe; and also showcased several different teams’ and their construction of rockets and satellites.

The team was looking to gather data on bird migration. On the first flight, Northview’s S4 satellite team was able to receive data and successfully depart 6,021 feet from the ground. The second flight flew 6,097 feet above the ground which allowed more data to be received while experiencing Magnetic Micro Teslas needed for bird migration.

The construction of the S4 team’s own home built rocket flew 6,070 feet during match one and then successfully flew 2.5 miles and 13, 612 feet high, reaching 1,000 miles per hour, according to Engineering teacher Ryan Reed.

“The trip was an amazing experience. I loved every minute of it and it definitely brought our NV engineering family closer,” junior Jane Woodbury said.

The results of the contests will be announced after June 30.

Allie Hartnett, Co-Editor

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