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. 

Subsystems OVERVIEW

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS

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 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.

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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.

 
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Deliverance II Launch at URRG

Team Leadership

  Andreas Marquis  Division Lead

Andreas Marquis
Division Lead

  Greg Jovanovic  Chief Engineering Designer

Greg Jovanovic
Chief Engineering Designer

  Samuel Looper  Avionics Subsystem Lead

Samuel Looper
Avionics Subsystem Lead

  Mohamed Khalil   Propulsion Subsystem Lead

Mohamed Khalil
Propulsion Subsystem Lead

  Mitchell Passarelli   Propulsion Subsystem Lead

Mitchell Passarelli
Propulsion Subsystem Lead

  Emerson Vargas Nino   Propulsion Subsystem Lead

Emerson Vargas Nino
Propulsion Subsystem Lead

  Fangwei Chang   Airframe Subsystem Lead

Fangwei Chang
Airframe Subsystem Lead

  Alireza Razavi  Airframe Subsystem Lead

Alireza Razavi
Airframe Subsystem Lead

  George Lu   Recovery Subsystem Lead

George Lu
Recovery Subsystem Lead

  Matteo Kim  Structures Subsystem Lead

Matteo Kim
Structures Subsystem Lead

  Abdullah Gulab   Structures Subsystem Lead

Abdullah Gulab
Structures Subsystem Lead

  Mohammad Razavi  Safety Officer

Mohammad Razavi
Safety Officer