Propulsion Subsystem

Based on the results of numerical simulations of the rocket trajectory, a CTI L1395 motor has been chosen as it has a thrust profile and total impulse most closely matching that which is required to obtain the target altitude. The total cost of the loaded motor is also considerably less expensive than an Aerotech equivalent. However, in the case that no high school payload is launched on the rocket, a smaller L1355 motor would be used as the liftoff mass would be reduced by 8 pounds.