TEAM HISTORY

Created in September 2012, the Rocketry Division develops high-altitude sounding rockets (up to 40 000 ft above ground level) for conducting atmospheric and reduced gravity research. Expertise in hybrid rocket propulsion, airframe design, avionics integration, and payload development characterize Rocketry's technical excellence. Our current goals are to break the Canadian amateur rocketry altitude record and improve the safety and reliability of our hybrid engine testing capabilities by constructing a brand new engine testing facility. 

SUBSYSTEM OVERVIEW

PROJECTS & ACHIEVEMENTS

2017-19: Defiance Launch Vehicle (Breaking the Canadian altitude record for amateur rocketry)
2015-16: Deliverance Launch Vehicle (1st Place [Canada] & 3rd Place [World] @ Advanced Category of IREC 2016)
2014-15: Eos III Rocket (1st Place in Design, Build, and Analysis @ Basic Category of IREC 2015)
2013-14: Eos II Rocket (R. Gilbert Moore Award for Innovation @ IREC 2014)
2012-13: Eos I Rocket

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS

Breaking the Canadian amateur rocketry altitude record in 2019

DEFIANCE LAUNCH VEHICLE

Defiance is the largest rocket ever built by Canadian students. The 6-meter-tall Hybrid Rocket will be launched in 2019 to break the Canadian amateur rocketry altitude record, soaring all the way up to 50,000 ft. The rocket is a culmination of many years of research and development, specially in the f ields of propulsion, aerodynamics, avionics, recovery and systems integration. 

It brings together cutting edge, student designed components like an ablative Fiberglass-Phenolic Compressed-Truncated Ideal Contour nozzle that eliminates internal shockwaves and flow separation, highly-optimized fins to maximize stability and minimize drag, the 7 kilo-Newton engine "Quasar", culminating on 5 years of engine testing and optimization, a lightweight Carbon-Fiber body and a highly redundant recovery system.

 
Final render.png
 
 

DELIVERANCE II LAUNCH VEHICLE

Deliverance is a hybrid rocket that brings together the refinement of many skills, technologies and applications we developed in our earlier rockets. Its is a sounding rocket for high altitude research, and was designed to fly to an altitude of 7.5 km, or 24,600 ft. We successfully launched it in ustate New York in fall 2017.

 
Deliverance Poster.jpg
 

Deliverance II Launch at URRG

 
 

Join us in making history by contributing to our fundraiser below! 

Fun perks and benefits will be included with each donation.


TEAM LEADERSHIP

  Greg Jovanovic  Division Lead

Greg Jovanovic
Division Lead

  Alireza Razavi  Chief Engineering Designer

Alireza Razavi
Chief Engineering Designer

  Mohamed Khalil  Base11 Spaceshot Lead

Mohamed Khalil
Base11 Spaceshot Lead

  Mitchell Passarelli  Propulsion Subsystem Lead

Mitchell Passarelli
Propulsion Subsystem Lead

  Emerson Vargas Nino  Propulsion Subsystem Lead

Emerson Vargas Nino
Propulsion Subsystem Lead

  Max Kopstein  Propulsion Subsystem Lead

Max Kopstein
Propulsion Subsystem Lead

  George Lu  Recovery Subsystem Lead

George Lu
Recovery Subsystem Lead

  Mohammad Razavi  Launch Safety Officer

Mohammad Razavi
Launch Safety Officer

  Joanna Hon  Account Manager

Joanna Hon
Account Manager

 

Leads not pictured: 

 

Jackson Russett
Avionics: Flight Avionics Subsystem Lead

Sandy Fogarassy
Avionics: Ground Station Subsystem Lead

Sam Looper
Avionics Subsystem Advisor

Isobel Lees
Airframe: Composites Subsystem Lead

David Izatt
Airframe: Composites Subsystem Lead

Ali Mahdavifar
Airframe: Aerodynamics Subsystem Lead

Alaynah Malik
Structures: Vehicle Subsystem Lead

Scarlett Zhou
Structures: Ground Systems Subsystem Lead