Advantage and Disadvantage

Payload Advantages and Disadvantages


  • Durable – Mounted to a 3d printed mounting bracket inside rocket. Battery enclosed by protective casing
  • Light – 9.5 ounces
  • Small – fits within 4 inch diamter foot print
  • Data Fidelity – Capable of sampling at 500 Hz
  • Value – Monitors flight characteristics including acceleration, rotation, orientation, airspeed, barometric pressure, and temperature


  • Cost – $362 to create one functional payload
  • Usability – requires understanding of embedded code to modify flight performance
  • Maintainability – hardware changes require months of time to redesign and fabricate new circuit boards