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.
Breaking the Canadian amateur rocketry altitude record in 2019
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
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 fields 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.
Join us in making history by contributing to our fundraiser below! Fun perks and benefits will be included with each donation.
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.