Get to Know Our Teams - RMIT HIVE



For this edition of ‘AURC – Get to Know Our Teams’, we got talking to winners of the 30,000ft category in the inaugural AURC, the team from RMIT.


Get to Know Our Teams – USYD Rocketry


Progress Report 2

For our first issue of AURC - Get to Know Our Teams, we have been given a little insight into the folks from the University of Sydney’s USYD Rocketry Team


Registration Opens for AURC 2020


Progress Report 2

The Australian Universities Rocket Competition 2020 has now officially opened team registrations. The competition will again consist of two man categories; requiring student teams to design, build and launch a sounding rocket (and recover it successfully) to either 10 000ft or 30 000ft, carrying a 2kg+ scientific payload of cube-sat format. This year comes with new exciting changes and opportunities, including a challenge set up by the Royal Australian Air Force, additional payload challenges and the opportunity for international teams to compete in Australia in the week of September the 28th 2020. Full rules, requirements and timeline documentation will be released in due course, with the very first deliverable being the selection of motor.


Inaugural AURC Concludes


Progress Report 2

The inaugural Australian Universities Rocket Competition (AURC) has concluded after 4 days of competition presenting, scrutineering, launching and recovering rockets. The Australian Youth Aerospace Association would like to thank the Thunda Down Under organisers for hosting the AURC at their rocket festival this year in outback Queensland.


Team of the Week: UNSW


UNSW Rocketry Team Photo

This week on Team of the Week is AIAA UNSW Rocketry! For the upcoming competition, the team has been hard at work manufacturing their rocket ‘Ainsworth_203’, getting it flight ready for Thunda! The team has also been busy running weekly workshops for new members and engaging in industry through their Project Fairs! Have a look at their exciting progress below, with an exclusive sneak peek at their technical payload!


Team of the Week: UWAA


University of Western Australia Aerospace

Our Team of the Week this week hails from Western Australia. University of Western Australia Aerospace (UWAA) has been hard at work over the past few months, making great strides with their prototype vehicle, launching it to an impressive altitude of 2.86km! Check out their progress below, and get to know their team lead structural engineer, Joel, as he tells you about what he’s learnt from his AURC journey thus far.


Technical Report Submissions Open


Submissions for the Project Technical Report are now open! The report is due on March 18th and is worth big points and your efforts now could make all the difference in your team’s result.

You can submit your report via our website using the link below:


Team of the Week: UTS


UTS Rocketry

For our first Team of the Week feature, the AURC committee are excited to showcase UTS Rocketry. UTS Rocketry have been working hard on their rocket, Asteria, to participate in the 30,000 ft division at the the AURC in April. Alongside working on their Level 2 Certification, the team have also been busy designing and testing a range of smaller rockets for their members to get some hands-on rocketry experience.


PTR Tasking Statement


The first draft for the AURC Project Technical Report (PTR) tasking statement has been released to teams. This report is due on the 18th of March and is the culmination of all your work towards launching in April. The scoring of the PTR will significantly contribute towards the AURC.

You can also find it on the competitor's page where you can stay tuned for more updates.


Preliminary Launch Event


The AURC committee is excited to announce a Preliminary Launch Event for the upcoming Australia Day long weekend. This will provide teams with an opportunity to undertake test launches, as well as undertake any remaining certifications.


Progress Report 2 Results


Progress Report 2

Congratulations to all teams on completing an important milestone towards launching at AURC and TDU in April 2019! Results and feedback for the second progress report has been sent out to teams.

Want to see how your team stacks up? Check out the Top 10 Leaderboard.

The next deliverable is the Technical Report which is due on March 18th. This report will be the culmination of your technical design work and it is worth big points!


Progress Report 2 submissions now open


Submissions for the second progress report are now open. The second progress report should demonstrate each team is on track to launching at the AURC event. It also provides an opportunity to present major design changes. The task sheet can be found in the Competitor’s documents tab.

Submissions have now closed


AURC Rule Changes


The AURC Rules have just been reviewed and updated! Several minor changes have been made to include payload scoring, safety penalties and the total points have been redistributed and increased from 200 to 250. Several other changes not listed here have also been made, so be sure read the updated documents. The changes can be found across these three documents:

Competition Schedule

Rules, Standards and Guidelines

Awards and Scoring

You can also find these in the Documents tab on the Competitor’s Information page. Familiarise yourself with the updated rules to maximise your score for the competition!


Progress Report 1 Results


Progress Report 1

The first deliverable of the competition has been marked and feedback has been returned to teams. Overall, the reports were completed to a high quality, and the calibre of the competitors was truly on display with the average mark being a Distinction!

The AURC Committee is excited with this result, and hopes that teams continue their good work for the next milestone of the competition: Progress Report 2 is due on Monday December 10th 2018!


AURC Website Launches


Progress Report 1

The AURC website is now live and we’re more excited than ever to be bringing the inaugural competition to students! The website will serve as a hub for all AURC related content. Check in regularly to see who’s on top of the leaderboard and bookmark the Competitor’s page to stay up to date on the competition or get your rocketry fix with cool content from other teams. We’ll be updating this regularly as we approach the launch dates. Not part of a team yet? Have a look at our 2018/19 teams list to see if there’s a team at your university.

Stay tuned as we keep you updated with any developments, as well as other exciting opportunities and news from the competition! You can also sign up to our newsletter on the News page so you don’t miss any of the action!