Sponsor: BAE Systems Australia

The AURC is excited to be partnering with BAE Systems Australia as in-kind sponsors for the inaugural competition!

BAE Systems has multiple sites throughout Australia and provides the Australian Defence Force with a wide range of capabilities spanning air, land, sea, space and cyber security. Their work in space solutions includes satellite communication and ground station design. Applications for BAE Systems Australia’s graduate program are now open for 2020 and they also support students through their internship program.

We are also excited to have BAE Systems providing site tours to our Adelaide-based teams, so stay tuned for more updates!

Originally posted March 5, 2019

Launch Partner: Black Sky Aerospace

The Australian Universities Rocket Competition is excited to announce our first Launch Partner: Black Sky Aerospace!

Black Sky Aerospace is a Queensland based aerospace company that launched Australia’s first commercial payload in late 2018. They specialise in payload delivery systems and provide a range of aerospace services, from consultation to launch. Black Sky Aerospace is made up of an experienced team of people who are passionate about the Australian space industry. To find out more about Black Sky Aerospace, please visit their website: https://bsaero.space/

We hope you’re as excited to launch to at AURC as we are! We’ll be launching at Thunda 2019, the largest rocket festival in the southern hemisphere. Find out more and get your tickets here: https://thunda2.com.au/

Originally posted January 25, 2019

Sponsor: Southern Launch

The AURC is excited to announce that it is being sponsored by Southern Launch!

Southern Launch is a space start-up company located in South Australia that aims to build an orbital space launch complex on the Eyre Peninsula for polar and sun synchronous orbits. The team at Southern Launch is comprised of staff from Defence and Australian Industry, who set themselves apart with space related engineering, project management skills and their knowledge of space launch systems.

For more information on Southern Launch, please visit their website: https://southernlaunch.space/

Originally posted December 19, 2020

Software Sponsor: Aerospace Systems

The AURC is proud to announce the first official software package of the AURC, ASTOS!

ASTOS is a cutting edge simulation and trajectory optimisation software for space applications that is used by companies across the globe. By providing students with access to the ASTOS software suite, AURC teams will have an unparalleled capability to simulate their rocket’s trajectory and optimise their design. Details about ASTOS can be found at https://www.astos.de/

Note that the licencing arrangement for ASTOS has been kindly facilitated by Aerospace Systems

Additional information on how to register for ASTOS will be provided to your team in a subsequent email that will be released at a later date.

Whilst it is not a requirement of the competition that your AURC team uses this software for your rocket trajectory modelling and optimisation, we would strongly recommend it as a higher fidelity simulation that can be used in conjunction with OpenRocket to maximise your chance at winning the competition.

Originally posted November 10, 2018