The Australian Universities Rocket Competition is organised by university students and young professionals in association with the Australian Youth Aerospace Association (AYAA). The annual competition requires students to design, build and launch a high-powered solid fuel rocket to a target height of either 10,000 or 30,000 ft, along with a 4kg payload. It will bring together Australia's students and organisations in the first of its kind Australian tertiary competition.
The Australian Youth Aerospace Association (AYAA) is a not-for-profit organisation managed by student volunteers, with the objective of promoting the aerospace industry to young Australians. AYAA hosts two other major annual events, the Australian Youth Aerospace Forum (AYAF) in Brisbane for high school students, and the Aerospace Futures conference for tertiary students and young professionals. This event continues the AYAA’s legacy of promoting education, awareness and involvement in the aerospace industry to young Australians.
The launch event will take place on 17-21 April 2019 alongside Thunda Down Under (TDU) in Queensland, which is organised by the Australian Model Rocket Society (AMRS). It will provide competitors and professionals with the opportunity to meet with the brightest young minds Australia has to offer. More information regarding competition days will be available in the coming months.