This is the information that the TAP member will be checking for in determining the applicability of signing off on a level 3 certification review.

  • General
    • Is this member known to the TAP reviewer?
    • Does this member have the appropriate Certification Level or will this be a Certification Flight?
    • Does the proposed launch site and date have the appropriate recovery area and launch set-up for this flight?
    • Does the Prefect require TAP Review?

  • Rocket Review
    • General
      • Are there attachments to the Pre-Flight Data Capture?
      • Drawings: airframe; structures; payloads, etc.
      • Schematics: avionics, ignition systems, payloads, etc.
      • Performance calculations: Center of Pressure; Center of Gravity, motor type, altitude, velocity, etc.
    • Airframe
      • Is the design generally suitable for the application?
      • Is the airframe material suitable for this rocket?
      • Is the fin material/attachment sound?
      • Is the motor mount sound?
      • Is the nosecone suitable?
      • Is it a clustered motor rocket?
      • What are the most probable airframe faults and corrective actions?
      • What are the safety implications of an airframe failure?
      • Are there any design change recommendations?
    • Recovery System
      • Is the recovery system attachment secure/suitable?
      • Does the recovery system have sufficient capacity for a safe descent?
      • What is the deployment system?
      • What are the most probable deployment system faults and corrective actions?
      • What are the safety implications of a recovery system failure?
      • Are there any design change recommendations?
    • Avionics Description
      • Commercial or unique design?
      • What are the functions of the avionics components?
      • Are the avionics appropriate to the application?
      • Do the avionics have flight safety implications?
      • Can the avionics and inhibits be accessible from outside the vehicle?
      • Are there safeing/arming indicators?
      • Are any of the systems redundant?
      • What are the most probable avionics system faults and corrective actions?
      • What are the safety implications of an avionics system failure?
      • Are there any design change recommendations?
    • Motor
      • Is the motor (or motors) suitable for the rocket?
      • Are the motors Tripoli Certified?
      • Is the motor ignition suitable?
      • What are the most probable motor faults and corrective actions?
      • What are the safety implications of a motor failure?
      • Are there any design change recommendations?
    • Launcher
      • Is the launcher suitable for the rocket?
      • Is the launch lug, or rail guide suitable for the rocket?
      • What will the launch angle be?
      • Are there any special launch control requirements?
      • What are the most probable faults with the launcher?
      • What are the safety implications of a launcher failure?
      • Are there any design change recommendations?
    • Performance
      • How were the performance calculations done?
      • Were the calculations done manually?
      • Are the algorithms used correct?
      • Were the calculations accomplished correctly?
      • Was a computer used?
      • What is the source of the software?
      • Is the software suitable for this rocket?
      • Are there printouts?
      • Should the calculations be independently run?
      • What are the safety implications of poor performance data?
      • Are there any changes or recommendations?
    • Operations
      • Is there a pre-flight checklist?
      • Which operations does it cover?
      • Are each the operations sufficiently documented?
      • Are hazardous operations flagged?
      • What are the safety implications of poor checklists?
      • Are there any changes or recommendations?