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Rīga Technical University students show off rocket science

A team of students from Rīga Technical University (RTU) has developed a high-capacity rocket that has reached 1.2-kilometer height at a speed of 800 km/h in its pilot flight, Latvian Television reported February 11.

“We spent two years making our first rocket. We've learned all the toughest things. The goal is to build the second rocket in half a year. I suppose if the third rocket was built, it would be even faster,” RTU student Aija Monika Vainiņa said.

The student team's captain, Arvīds Bāliņš, said that this was an accelerated way of learning knowledge. “You've got to know both mechanics and electronics and programming,” Bāliņš said.

Before launching the rocket, it was necessary to pass a protocol on eight pages describing the steps and tests to be carried out to make the take-off successful. Students have been working for two years to build the rocket. All processes that will take place in virtually every millisecond must be considered at the time of launch and flight.

University and students promise to launch another, already improved version of the rocket this summer.


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