In Flight Launch Vehicle [Rocket Balloon]

A project submitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the B.S. degree. Department of Mechanical Engineering ME 494

This document outlines, in detail, the design specifications of a flight structure capable of launching a vehicle in midflight. The flight structure is intended to be launched from ground level and ascend at a leisurely rate. Upon reaching a target altitude, a payload vehicle will separate from a launch platform in a targeted direction. Both, the vehicle and platform, will return to ground level safely to be retrieved.