We are less than a month away from launch! Tickets to the event are available through Thunda Down Under, purchase a TDU ticket and select the AURC checkbox at checkout.
AURC/TDU Standard Operating Procedure
Prototype Vehicle Design Presentation - Tasking Sheet 1.0
Flight Performance Marking Criteria 1.0
Technical Report - Tasking Statement & Marking Rubric 1.3
First Progress Report template
First Progress Report marking rubric
Second Progress Report Task Sheet
Competition Schedule 1.3
Rules, Standards & Guidelines 1.3
Awards and Scoring 1.4
Approved Components 1.1
AURC Cheat Sheet
Sample - QLD Explosive Licence Form
Sample - QLD Explosive Licence Payment
Our AURC Slack channel allows you to ask questions directly to the committee. Contact your Team Lead to get access.
Govdex connects you with industry professionals for support and advice. Contact your Team Lead to get access.
AMRS provides a range of information about rocketry in Australia and can connect you to your local clubs.
Having problems? Burning questions? Connect with people who are a part of the Australian rocketry community.
It is of great importance that all teams are aware of and follow the safety standards for amateur rocketry in Australia, Queensland and their local states. The Australian Model Rocket Society (AMRS) provides a safety code that must be adhered to throughout the AURC here.
In addition to the AMRS safety code and your local states explosive regulations, CASR Part 101 regulations must be adhered to in the lead up to and during the AURC competition. Further details on CASR Part 101 can be found here.
It is a requirement that one member of each team achieves their L1 and L2 certifications before launching at the AURC in April 2019. This can be done by contacting your local rocketry club, who can assist you through the process and provide you with valuable knowledge and experience with rocketry.
Note also, that in order to fly your rocket at the competition launch event, held at TDU in Queensland, the person within your team who is officially launching your rocket will require a valid QLD explosives licence. Details on how to obtain this licence can be found in the documents tab or on GovDex and Slack.
The event will take place at Funny Farm, Queensland, Australia, which is approximately 1 hour north of Goondiwindi and about 400 km from Brisbane. The exact locations of camping and launch facilities will be released closer to the event.
The official announcement of the AURC.Mar 07
First Progress Report
This report was the first opportunity for teams to earn points for the inaugural AURC competition. Teams provided an overview of their preliminary rocket design with a key focus on its trajectory, stability and motor selection.
Submissions have now closedSep 17
Second Progress Report
The second progress report should demonstrate each team is on track to launching at the AURC event. It also provides an opportunity to present major design changes. The task sheet for Progress Report 2 can be found here and in the Competitor’s documents tab.
Submissions have now closed.Dec 10
Preliminary Launch Event
Congratulations to the three teams that launched at Funny Farm over the Australia Day long weekend! Special thanks to Queensland Rocketry Society for facilitating the launch.Jan 26
The technical report is the culmination of all your work towards launching at the AURC and includes Analytical Simulation and Virtual Vehicle Design Results. Submissions have now closed.Mar 18
The moment you are all working towards. Schedules for event days will be released closer to the competition date.Apr 17
The day after all launches have concluded, winners will be announced and teams can celebrate and reflect on their year long progress.Apr 21
If you have any questions regarding the competition see the FAQ or contact one of our Teams Coordinators.
Adam Yarrow: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan Kosinski: email@example.com