How To Install OpenRocket 15.03 on Ubuntu

OpenRocket is a free app, that allows the users to design and simulate their own rockets before flying them. The user can add new components to its rocket, like nose cone, body tube, bulkhead, engine block, and many other elements, in order to make his rocket better. With a simple and intuitive interface, it should not be difficult at all for everybody to build a nice rocket.

More information can be found on the official page of the project.

The latest version available is OpenRocket 15.03, which comes with the below changes:

OpenRocket now requires Java 1.7 for execution.

New Features

  • Experimental support for tube fins
  • Updated thrustcurves
  • Scriptable simulation extensions
  • Fin fillet mass
  • Better icons for different kinds of masses – altimeters, computers, etc.
  • Configurable default mach number
  • Improved preferences UI

Bug Fixes

  • Always use the correct filename extension when saving

Installation instructions:

Getting the latest version available of openrocket is easy, due to the fact that it is available via the default repositories. All you need to do is update the repository index and install the openrocket package. Like this:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install openrocket

Optional, to remove openrocket, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove openrocket

The installation instructions work for Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

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