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Australian Universities Rocket Competition

The Australian Youth Aerospace Association (AYAA) is proud to support the annual Australian Universities Rocket Competition.

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 either 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 a successful inaugural competition in 2019, teams competing in 2020 will also have the opportunity to design a 2kg CubeSat payload for the competition’s first payload challenge.

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

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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.

Registrations have closed for 2020, but you can still see if there’s an opportunity to join a team at your university.

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


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