RockSim is a computer program that allows you to design any size model rocket, and then simulate its flight to see how high and how fast it will fly. You can also use it to find the best rocket motor combinations for your existing kits, and to teach yourself and others about the physics of rocket flight. RockSim works on both Windows and Macintosh computers.
RockSim combines both “design” and “flight simulator” into one seamless program. What that means is that you create a drawing of your rocket design, and simply click a button to see how it will perform. This makes it quick and easy to check the feasibility of your ideas. Using RockSim, you will know long before you actually start cutting parts if the rocket will work successfully. That cuts down on mistakes, and saves you a lot of money and frustration.
RockSim is a “Certified Educational Product,” which is a special recognition given by the Space Foundation to products used in educational environments that stimulate interest and knowledge about space.
Over 900 schools throughout the USA are already using RockSim as part of their rocketry curriculum. It adds a level of safety, because the students can check to make sure their rockets are stable before they build them.
RockSim is useful for model rocket hobbyists of all ability levels, from those just getting started in rocketry to those that have been involved for 20 years. Even aerospace engineers have found RockSim’s capabilities to be worthy of using themselves. The types and styles of rocket designs that can be made using the RockSim software are nearly limitless!