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Collegiate Rocket Launch Announcement: 2023 Champions

June 13, 2023

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the 2023 Collegiate Rocket Launch, competition-winning teams.

  • Mission Grand Champion – Marquette University ($3000 plus VIP Tour at Sierra Space) Tour date to be determined
  • 2nd Place - University of Wisconsin - Platteville ($2000)
  • 3rd Place - Carthage College ($1000)

Each winning team will conduct a poster presentation at the 33rd Annual Wisconsin Space Conference at BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute in Fitchburg, WI, on August 11, 2023. All participants are encouraged to attend the conference Other teams may choose to submit an application to present.

Collegiate Rocket Launch 2023


More than 39 students participated in the program, representing eight colleges and universities throughout the state of Wisconsin. Many congratulations are extended to the teams that overcame challenges to complete this year’s competition by traveling to Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, on April 28-29, 2023. We thank Carthage College and the amazing team on campus that helped make the launch weekend a huge success; representatives from Sierra Space and Spaceport Sheboygan who judged the competition; the Department of Natural Resources at Richard Bong Recreational Area who allows us to launch rockets; and Wisconsin Tripoli Rocketry Association for hosting our launch day activities.

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