Model Rocketry

Model Rocketry Badge

CAP’s Model Rocketry program is an achievement program for cadets interested in the science, technology, and flight of model rockets. The guide builds on the foundation of Aerospace Dimensions Module 4: Rockets, and introduces cadets to the hobby and science of model rocketry. The guide begins with simple alternative-power models and progressively challenges cadets to construct more advanced models in three stages.

The Redstone Stage reviews the history of rocketry and its great pioneers, to include Robert Goddard and Werhner Von Braun.

The Titan Stage details the physical laws which govern objects on the Earth, in the air and in space above us.

The Saturn Stage presents information on trigonometry for altitude tracking, and physics of impulse and thrust associated with solid propellant motors typically used in model rocketry.

Cadets who complete the written and performance requirements for each of the 3 stages, as certified by their unit commander, will be awarded the Cadet Model Rocketry Badge.