After successfully participating in the 2017 and 2018 Spaceport America Cups, BYU Rocketry continued building upon past knowledge by attending the 2019 Spaceport America Cup. The team was composed of 7 engineering students who spent the 2018-2019 school year designing, manufacturing, and testing a rocket called Photon. Of those 7 team members, two students spent the […]

2018 Spaceport America Cup: 2nd Place 10K COTS After successfully participating in the 2017 Spaceport America Cup, BYU Rocketry continued building upon past knowledge by attending the 2018 Spaceport America Cup in Las Cruces, NM. At the event, the team won 2nd Place in the 10,000 ft. Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Solids Category! With nearly 50 university teams competing in […]

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 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 […]

The 2016 competition featured a total of 55 students that formed 22 teams. Students use a variety of methods and supplies to construct their rockets such as 3D printing, laser cutters, store-bought materials, and more. The rockets are designed in open-source software called OpenRocket which allows the students to know important properties of the rocket […]

The 1st Annual Student Launch Competition started a movement among BYU students that were interested in rockets and space. The competition was organized through the university chapter of AIAA. This event brought together many students who pushed for more advanced projects, including 7 members of the 2017 IREC team, and the eventual establishment of the BYU Rocketry […]

Members of BYU Rocketry competed in the 2018 Bayer Alka Rocket Challenge at Cape Canaveral in Florida. More than doubling the previous World Record, their rocket soared to 883 feet. The team took home $30,000 to invest in future rocketry projects! Learn more about the team and the competition by viewing articles from Deseret News, Fox 13 […]

Mechanical Engineering students recently joined forces with Manufacturing and Math students to launch the most accurate rocket amongst more than 20 entries at the 2013 international competition in Green River, Utah. With a goal of 10,000 feet above ground, the 10 ft carbon fiber “FireFly” peaked at just 100 feet above target – BYU’s best […]