Project Phoenix, or the Rocket Powered Lander Project (RPL), aims to develop and manufacture a reusable Lander system capable of a propulsive landing with the use of thrust vector control. In mythology, a Phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. Similarly, we aim to prioritize reusability and utilize components of previous landers to push the limit of liquid rocketry technology for students attending Cal Poly Pomona.
The project calls for the creation of a liquid rocket engine, capable of utilizing Hydrogen Peroxide, and a responsive flight computer capable of processing data to keep the lander airborne. The launch will consist of 2 subsequent launches of 10 seconds and be a reoccurring project between successive generations of Cal Poly Pomona students.