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 in to 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 at 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.
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 9, 2016 at 5:00 PM (MDT).
Friday, September 2nd at 12:00 PM MDT
Tuesday, September 6th at 2:00 PM MDT
Phone: 877-820-7831. Passcode: 434477#
WSGC application deadlines for NASA Sponsored Competitions
|Fall Applications||Spring Applications|
|Applications Open:||September 26, 2016||December 12, 2016|
|Application Deadline:||November 7, 2016||February 6, 2017|
|Award Announcement Week:||December 16, 2016||March 31, 2017|