Sheffield students launch rocket to win UK championship

University of Sheffield engineering students launch a winning rocket at the UK Championships

A team of engineering students from the University of Sheffield has topped a national rocketry championship. A group of students named Project Sunride (University of Sheffield Nova Rocket Innovative Design Engineering) won first place overall after designing, building and launching their own mid-powered rocket.

University students use cardboard, wood and 3D printed devices at Sunride Jr. He also designed a rocket named Jr. Sunride Jr. Jr. was officially launched from a site in Cambridge on June 27, 2021, reaching an altitude of 1474 m (or 4836 ft).

Twenty-eight teams entered the competition across the UK and had until 12 July 2021 to launch their rockets. The teams scored on flight performance, payloads, and fully documented reports, photos, and videos of the project. Once all team data has been collected, analyzed and verified, UKSEDS confirms that the university team as a whole is ranked first.

As winners of the competition, the team will now travel to the facilities of competition sponsors, Orbex, a UK-based space flight company, and participate in a test of the company’s flagship rocket engine.

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