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This is the wiki for OpenRocket, an open-source model rocket simulator. The OpenRocket documentation is written collaboratively here.

The main web site for OpenRocket is

Donations for OpenRocket Development

Through OpenCollective, you can now become a sponsor for the development of OpenRocket. The OpenRocket project is now officially accepting donations to fund out-of-pocket hard costs. We don’t need much, but we will be incurring expenses going forward for code signing, which should eliminate the need to disable security when downloading, installing, and running OpenRocket. For full details, head over to Contribute at OpenCollective--OpenRocket

OpenRocket User's Guide

1. Introduction

2. Downloading & Installing

3. Getting Started

4. Basic Rocket Design

5. Basic Flight Simulation

6. Advanced Rocket Design

7. Advanced Flight Simulation

8. Overrides and Surface Finish

9. Rocket Analysis

10. Custom Expressions

11. Simulation Extensions


A. Frequently Asked Questions

B. Component Details

C. Tips and Tricks

D. List of Useful Custom Expressions

E. Scripting with Python and JPype

F. Resources

G. Feature Comparison

H. Third-Party Compatibility

Developer resources

The OpenRocket Developer Wiki is on the development site at GitHub.

The developer pages were unified and migrated there in March, 2021. If you're missing a developer page, please check on the developer wiki.