MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING PROCESSES (MEPS) HANDBOOK

This handbook is the go-to resource for learning how to build a rocket. It is an ongoing project to give the most detailed and comprehensive guide for both new and experienced members.

DESIGN GUIDES

Our Rocket Design Guides describe the basics of high-power rocketry. They explain our design tools, build process, and how to obtain materials for your rocket.

If you are new to BYU Rocketry, click here for our basic design guide for Student Launch Competition and Level 1 Certification rockets.

If you have built a rocket before, click here for our advanced design guide, which covers topics like composite materials, dual deployment, and high power certification requirements.

VIDEO TUTORIALS AND LECTURES

Our YouTube tutorials can walk you step-by-step through our basic design and build process. These are a great resource for first-time rocket builders.

First, check out our design tutorials playlist. Once you have a completed rocket design, take a look at our build tutorials.

A list of other helpful videos can be found at this link.

COMPONENT VENDORS

Below are some links to trusted component suppliers. The same links can be found on this document.

Rocket Building Supplies 

Rocket Motors 

Most sites sell motors in addition to hardware, but the following sites sell motors. If you are launching with BYU Rocketry, you may not need to buy your motor online. Please contact a member of student leadership before purchasing a motor from one of these websites.

Electronics 

Parachutes 

 LAUNCH INFO

Our next official launch is taking place next Fall. All of our launches are sponsored by the Utah Rocket Club; launch dates, weather updates, and other information can be found on their website.

Come to all launches prepared with tools, spare epoxy, and any other item you may need at the last minute. Bring sunscreen, water, a hat, and closed-toe shoes. Launches during the Fall Semester in October or November can be cold, so a jacket is recommended.

SOFTWARE

Autodesk Fusion 360

OpenRocket

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