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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 on the G-CHASER student rocket in January 2019.  The program starts in March 2017.

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

RockOn 2017
Early Bird Registration:  Due before March 23, 2017 ($899)
Registration Deadline:  May 1, 2017
Space is limited to 69 individuals.  

RockSat-XN Intent to Fly forms (IFF) are due by March 15, 2017.  

RockSat-C and RockSat-X Intent to Fly Forms (IFF) are due by September 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM (MDT).

Information telecoms:
Friday, September 1st at 12:00 PM MDT
Tuesday, September 5th at 2:00 PM MDT
Phone:  877-820-7831.  Passcode: 434477#

Colorado Space Grant Consortium
Chris Koehler

WSGC application deadlines for NASA Sponsored Competitions

  Fall Applications Spring Applications
Applications Open: October 13, 2017 December 22, 2017
Application Deadline: November 13, 2017 February 5, 2018
Award Announcement Week: December 15, 2017 March 30, 2018

Learn more about the RockSat Program here. 

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