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.
- Structures (design ground-based test equipment and works closely with other subsystems to build internal assemblies)
- Airframe (designs and builds the composite airframe, and sizes the fins)
- Avionics (designs and builds all on-board and ground-based electronics and software related to flight telemetry, controls, sensors, and communications)
- Propulsion (develops the hybrid rocket propulsion system including oxidizer tank, injector assembly, nozzle assembly, engine, and custom engine simulations)
- Payload (develops and integrates custom payloads that perform various atmospheric or reduced gravity research such as weather sensing or surface tension experiments)
- Recovery (develops and manufactures parachute systems for safe and reliable post-launch landing sequences)
Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition 2017 (Spaceport America Cup)
Breaking the Canadian amateur rocketry altitude record in 2018
Projects & Achievements
2015-16: Deliverance Rocket (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
Photos coming soon!
This page last updated 2018-04-12