From the smallest bolt to an entire subsystem, discover the systems and technologies that will deliver Eureka higher than any college rocket before it.
Please note that certain technical details and systems- in particular, electronic systems, attitude control thrusters, fairing ejection, and others have been redacted from this model pending consultation with UC Berkeley Legal Services. Legal Notice
Use the interactive 3D Viewer to the left to explore the structure, subsystems, and design of the Eureka-1 vehicle. You'll have access to every single part of the rocket*, from the engine all the way down to the bolts that hold skin panels to the rocket's internal structure.
To get the most of your experience, we highly recommend reading a little bit about how rockets work. This knowledge will you help you understand what each component of the rocket does and why it is included.
Tips & Tricks:
-Open the Component Menu by clicking on the black box in the top-left corner. This will help you navigate between various rocket subsystems
-Make use of the various views and options! Section Analysis will let you see a cut-away view of the vehicle, revealing internal detail on many parts
-Recognize that some components have been excluded, modified, or otherwise altered to comply with international arms control regulations.
A Sense of Scale
It can be difficult to get a sense of the size of a digital model, particularly when there are no everyday items for easy comparison.
The images on the left show the size of Eureka relative to a 1.8-meter (5' 11") human and to other famous rockets. Perhaps the best direct comparison to Eureka is the V2- the first human-built object in history to pass the Karman Line when it flew on a test launch in 1944.
Aside from the obvious lack of weaponry or targeting systems, recent advances in electronics, manufacturing, and computer modelling have enabled Eureka to be smaller, lighter, and faster than its military forebearer.