automatic system for targeting rockets ideal altitude (ASTrIA)

Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering

Automatic System for Targeting Rockets Ideal Altitude (ASTRIA)


The Automatic System for Targeting Rockets Ideal Altitude (ASTRIA) is a high-powered hybrid motor rocket in-flight control system that manipulates the rocket's trajectory to achieve a predetermined altitude. The system utilizes movable fins to increase air resistance and change the accent angle of the rocket, resulting in the manipulation of the rocket's final altitude. The system can achieve this level of dexterity in the short 13 second flight time, to fly to an altitude of 2000 feet.

Community Benefit: This system provides a low-cost solution to variable rocket assemblies. ASTRIA can be used across the hobby rocket space to have dynamic in-flight control over a range of rocket builds.

Team Members


FAU Office of Undergraduate

Research and Inquiry (OURI)


NASA Florida Space Grant



Technology & Aerospace


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