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Rockets and Exoplanets

Our topic is Rockets and Exoplanets. We are doing a research project. Our goal is how to get a rocket to get to the closest exoplanet!
Harman Kaur Mehrok Kavyaa Patel
Grade 5

Problem

The problem we tried to tackle is understanding the development of technology and how to improve it in order ot go faster and travel longer distances to more distant planets. To tackle this problem, we started off by pinpointing a location. We picked the closest Earth-like exoplanet which was Proxima Centurai B. Next, we looked into rocket development and how rockets work. Next, we identified the limitations that the rockets and tried to better the design of given day rockets.

 

Method

To tackle this problem, we started off by pinpointing a location. We picked the closest Earth-like exoplanet which was Proxima Centurai B. Next, we looked into rocket development and how rockets work. Next, we identified the limitations that the rockets and tried to better the design of given day rockets. We went through many different iterations of design, changing materials, shape for areodynamics and fuel source. In the end, we created our own unique version of a rocket.

Research

Our goal is to send a rocket succesfuly to the closet exoplanet, which is Proxima Cantuari b. It is 4 light years away from Earth and is 3.784e+13 kilometers away from Earth.

 

 

Data

Since this was  a research experiment, we do not have raw data to present that we gathered. However, we did gather data about how materials work, their flexibility, strength and ability to mend. This data was given by the companies who created more efficent materials that we chose to use. We used data for the methane super engine from SpaceX, and New Magnesium from Algerian metals.

Conclusion

We found a material that is light enough to go to an exoplanet. The material is New Magnisum. Another problem was fuel. Since exoplets are very far we need lots of fuel. And that's when we added solor panels and solor wings. They will get the energy from a star that is nearby. Now there is no fuel problem!   

Acknowledgement

All the information presented, with the design created was completed by Harman Kaur Mehrok and Kavyaa Patel.