OpenRocket: rocket simulator for your Linux distro


This article is aimed at present OpenRocket, software that will surely interest you if you have the soul of a "rocket engineer". Also, if you have been closely following the SpaceX launches that have been made recently, you will surely like to know this type of program that is available natively for Linux and that you can find in most repos and application stores.

If you are not familiar with OpenRocket yet, this is a simulator for small rocket models designed to reach low altitudes and recover by various means. This type of rockets for hobbyistsAccording to the National Rocket Association Safety Code, they must be made of paper, wood, plastic, and other lightweight materials.

With this program, you will be able to determine the calculations and do the simulations timely for your future designs and releases, so it can serve as a great help.

With OpenRocket you will have:

  • Everything you need to design, simulate, and fly better model rockets.
  • Free simulation with all the necessary functions and in a reliable way.
  • Next-generation 6-degree-of-freedom flight simulation with more than 50 variables. Being able to analyze all aspects of the route.
  • Easy design of the models using CAD technology, and with the possibility of exporting the model to PDF.
  • Ability to replicate all the features of existing or new models. From the density of the material used for construction, to the final finish. All thanks to a large catalog of components and materials.
  • Design optimization with real-time adjustments in design mode. AI assistant to help auto-adjust.
  • Real-time performance data. Such as the center of pressure, center of gravity, maximum altitude, maximum speed, stability, etc. Everything updated automatically while you work.
  • Support for multi-stage rockets and engine groups. With OpenRocket you can organize flight events with stages and event triggers.
  • Use of the best and safest engines for the model thanks to its ThrustCurve engine database, being able to find the most suitable for your specific model.

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