University of Sydney participates in Spaceport America Cup 2019
The University of Sydney’s rocketry team
The University’s student rocketry team is Australia’s oldest tertiary student rocketry team – a dynamic group of student engineers who design and manufacture high-powered sounding rockets, constantly pushing boundaries in the rocketry environment. In 2018, the team became the first Australian university team to successfully reach 10,000 ft.
This year, the team will be the first Australian university team to compete in the Spaceport America Cup. Held annually in New Mexico, the Spaceport America Cup is the world's largest intercollegiate rocket engineering conference and competition. The competition is of a design-build-fly style with the aim of accurately reaching a target altitude, putting students to the ultimate test with real world launch system challenges. With the 2018 competition attracting over 100 teams from around the world, the event is a gathering of the best and brightest young talent.
Extending the University curriculum outside the classroom
The University of Sydney's representative team of incredible students will showcase the best of the University's student aerospace engineering capabilities on the world stage via competing against fellow universities to accurately launch a rocket to a specified target altitude. The University’s rocketry team's participation in the Spaceport America Cup 2019 will represent Australia’s first involvement in an international aerospace competition of this kind, inspiring the passions of aspiring Australian aerospace engineers.
We need your support
Please donate today to support the University’s rocketry team’s participation in Spaceport America Cup. Your donation will help our students travel and compete in the competition on behalf of the University of Sydney, increasing the awareness of the University's first-class aerospace engineering program. All donations $2 and above are tax deductible. Thank you for supporting the University’s incredible students compete in Spaceport America Cup!