RockSim Database Updated March 3, 2005 Web posted at: 1:07 PM EST
(ROL Newswire) -- Apogee Components has updated the RockSim engine database to include every certified rocket motor on the NAR/CAR/TRA combined list of approved motors. This new database is in the RASP.eng format, allowing it to be used in any software program that supports this common engine format.
There are over 363 motors in the new database, compared to approximately250 in the old data files. The database also includes many new motors that were certified after the NAR/CAR/TRA list was released in mid-2004.
This extensive motor database allows modelers using a simulation program (like RockSim) to pre-test their rockets with even more motor choices than before. Knowing how rockets will perform prior to launching them can increase safety and reliabilty. Because it reduces the chances of an expensive mishap, performing a preflight simulation may save rocketeers money.
The free data file can be downloaded from the Apogee Components web site at:
Source: Apogee Components