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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

AURC 2024 Rules Released & Key Dates Updated

The “2024 AURC rules” and “2024 AURC Deliverables Requirements” documents are now published on our website here: The “2024 AURC Key Dates” timeline has been updated to reflect new information included the rules, including the addition of a “2024 AURC Rocket Specifications” document which outlines rocket restrictions and minimum design requirements. A Q&A session for the new rules will be held on 4th of December at 7:00 PM AEDT with further details available in the team’s slack channel.
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AURC 2024 Launch Site Announcement

The 2024 AURC will take place at Williams Wildfire Westernationals, a 3-day rocket launch festival scheduled on September 20th to 22nd near Williams, Western Australia. We will be holding both a 5,000 and 10,000 ft target altitude categories for COTS solid rocket motors. The Williams Wildfire Westernationals festival is hosted by the Western Australian Rocketry Society (WARS).
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AURC Judges applications are now open!

The AYAA is currently recruiting Judges for our 2024 Australian Universities Rocket Competition (AURC). This is an exciting volunteer opportunity for experienced engineers to guide tertiary students through the engineering
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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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