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Australian Universities Rocket Competition

The Australian Youth Aerospace Association (AYAA) is proud to support the annual Australian Universities Rocket Competition. AURC 2024 will be commencing later this year!

Students are offered a unique challenge to design, build and launch a single-stage, high powered rocket using commercial-off-the-shelf solid fuel motors to 5,000ft, 10,000ft or 30,000ft. Teams are scored in their preliminary design, the quality & innovation of their manufactured rocket, launch trajectory, payload and safe & accurate recovery. After successful competitions in 2019 and 2020, teams competing in 2024 will also have the opportunity to design a 2kg CubeSat payload for the competition’s payload challenge.

Stay tuned to our website, LinkedIn and Facebook for competition updates, there is much more to come!

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Latest News

Tickets Released and Event Schedule Published!

You can now buy tickets to attend the 2024 AURC in Williams, Western Australia! Purchase here. A full breakdown of the competition schedule is available in the "2024 AURC Event Schedule" which has been uploaded under "Competitor Info" here.
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Safety Reviewer Applications Opened

Applications to conduct safety reviews of the rockets competing in the 2024 AURC are now open! Reviewers must hold a Level 3 High power rocketry certification. Apply here:
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Progress Report 2 Criteria Published

Version 2 of the 2024-AURC-Competition-Deliverables document has now been released. This update outlines the requirements and marking criteria for Progr
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As a student

If you are interested in taking on a practical challenge, the AURC offers an opportunity to showcase your skills to your peers and industry representatives.

Expressions of interest for teams wishing to compete in the AURC 2024 are open now!

As a sponsor

With your help, the AURC has the potential to become one of Australia’s best technology showcases. The competition provides an opportunity to meet and support Australia’s brightest young minds with a passion for engineering and science.

In 2019 and 2020 the competition reach over 400 team members from Australia and New Zealand, with more expected in 2022.

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