What is IREC? The Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA) hosts an Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) for student rocketry teams from across the USA and around the world. With a payload size of 8.8 pounds and target altitudes of either 10,000 or 30,000 ft. above ground level, competing rockets are typically 4 to 8 inches in diameter […]

The BYU Rocketry Mission is to provide students with hands-on experience that will enable them to become leaders and innovators in the space industry. Starting in 2017, club leadership began actively finding new ways to challenge club members to develop skills and apply problem-solving techniques. The BYU Rocketry Junior Team, Project 42, was composed of eight Level-1-Certified […]

The 2017 competition again saw an increase in growth and participation. Over 70 people were in attendance, including participants, spectators, friends, and family. Students launched to a target altitude of 1750 feet on an Aerotech G74W-9 commercial rocket motor. Each team designed a custom rocket and used a variety of construction methods. Matthew Fisher, Matthew […]