OpenRocket was originally written as the Master’s thesis of Sampo Niskanen at Helsinki University of Technology. This thesis has been extended and updated as the OpenRocket technical documentation. Below is the latest technical documentation and the original Master’s thesis.
- OpenRocket technical documentation (2013-05-10) (PDF 1.4MB)
- Development of an Open Source model rocket simulation software (Master’s thesis) (2013-05-20) (PDF 1.3MB)
Thanks to a generous license for open source projects, OpenRocket uses Install4j to produce installers for Windows, macOS and Linux.
A list of useful technical rocketry resources is available in the “Resources” wiki page, including links to Barrowman’s original report and thesis, extensions for the Barrowman method, experimental rocket data etc.