Design-Your-Own-Rocket Competition 2015

Head and rocket logo

Competion overview

The rocket workshop and competition will teach you the basics of model rocketry and the context of a friendly design competition. You will be assigned in teams of three and will be guided through the design, fabrication and launch of a model rocket. The actual design and fabrication will be done in an EPFL classroom during five sessions, each of which will include a short course on a certain aspect of the rocket.  To win, you will need to properly design the rocket according to the competition challenge, all that in a context of limited resources.  Good luck!

Who can apply?

Any student enrolled at EPFL can apply.  Gymnasiens excited to learn about space engineering are also welcome to do so.  You don’t need any prior knowledge about space or rocketry to participate, just the will to learn and a positive attitude!  So sign up fast… only 45 students will be accepted in the competition!

 

How much does it cost?

The competition is supported by eSpace and is entirely free for participants

 

When is the competition?

The design and fabrication workshops will take place from 18h30 to to 21h30, on April 9, 13, 14, 15 and 16.

 

How to apply?

Simply follow the link below to sign up the workshop.  More details will be forwarded to you in the weeks to come.

Launch event

All 10 rockets designed and built by the students were launched during a public event on June 5th, from 12h to 14h.  The teams were judged on maximum altitude and time-of-flight, and the winners announced on-site.

 

 Map showing launch site

 

 

First Launch

Video of all rocket launches