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RockSat

The RockSat programs are sponsored by the Colorado Space Grant Consortium and include the following truly amazing opportunities:

  • RockOn training workshop for faculty and undergraduates for the construction and launch of a sounding rocket payload experiment.
  • RockSat-C sounding rocket payload program. Student and faculty teams design and build their own sounding rocket payload experiment and launch it into space at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
  • RockSat-X sounding rocket payload program. RockSat-X has an ejectable skin and nose cone that will expose experiments to the space environment fully at apogee. Additionally, the rocket will be de-spun and stabilized to allow for a greater range of experiments and utilization of microgravity.
  • RockSat-XN sounding rocket payload program, designed to give students access to a new launch site as part of the Grand Challenge Initiative.  The RockSat-XN mission flies out of Andoya Space Center, Norway.

Students accepted to a RockSat program can apply to WSGC for support of program participation costs through the NASA Sponsored Competitions funding opportunity. 

RockSat-C

Teams manifested to fly with the RockSat-C 2020 program have been maintained for a 2021 launch.  As a result, Colorado Space Grant Consortium will not be accepting any new teams into the program for this launch year. https://spacegrant.colorado.edu/national-programs/rs-c-home

RockSat-X

Teams manifested to fly with the RockSat-X 2020 program have been maintained for a 2021 launch.  As a result, Colorado Space Grant Consortium will not be accepting any new teams into the program for this launch year.   https://spacegrant.colorado.edu/national-programs/rs-x-home

Colorado Space Grant Consortium
Chris Koehler

koehler@colorado.edu
303.492.4750


WSGC application deadlines for NASA Sponsored Competitions

  Fall Applications Spring Applications
Applications Open: October 4, 2019 December 6, 2019
Application Deadline: November 13, 2020 February 5, 2021
Award Announcement Week: December 11, 2020 March 5, 2021

Learn more about the RockSat Program here. 

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