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.
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
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
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|