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Spaceport America Cup

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Spaceport America Cup 2024

Join us as we host thousands of the world's most ambitious collegiate rocketeers in a one-of-a-kind event.

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Overview

SPACEPORT AMERICA CUP 2024

Over 1,700 students and faculty will gather in southern New Mexico for the 7th annual Spaceport America Cup in June of 2024.  Drawn by the opportunity to collaborate and compete at a world class spaceport facility, you represent the best and brightest from more than 150 colleges and universities located across the USA and around the world. 

Join us as we host thousands of the world's most ambitious collegiate rocketeers in a one-of-a-kind event. Part academic conference and part design-build-fly style competition, the Spaceport America Cup has something to offer students, faculty, industry representatives, and amateur aerospace aficionados alike.

 

The future beckons. 
​How will you answer the call?

Whether you are an academic, an industry representative, a retired professional, or simply a passionate amateur supportive of young minds who seek new horizons... there are many ways you may become a part of an event impacting the future of aerospace...

As a Sponsor...

You could interact with over 1,700 university STEM students from top ranked universities and colleges in a professional and competitive setting. Not only can your organization interact with them face to face but you can also learn about how their aerospace hardware performs in real world conditions. Finally, you will help make possible an event which inspires the best possible candidates for your company! 

As a Volunteer...

You will join a highly motivated and talented ESRA team which brings together the thousands of moving pieces to build the world's largest collegiate rocket engineering conference and competition. From directing crowds to directing launches and everything in between, we need you at the Spaceport America Cup! 

As a Judge...

You will join a group of respected experts and professionals who interact with the student teams to evaluate and score the deliverables, including technical design documents, overall team performance and launch success.  This team determines who will receive the coveted Genesis Trophy as the Overall Winner of the Spaceport America Cup.

As a Student... 

You will demonstrate your hard work on an international stage, in front of thousands of your peers, professors, and prospective employers. You will engage in design-build-fly style rocket and payload engineering competitions in a professional setting, at world class facilities, where the sky is not the limit!


 


Guidelines

Guidelines for Spaceport America Cup - Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) are hosted on our website! 

You'll want to review the following documents:

  • IREC Rules and Requirements Document
  • IREC Design, Test, and Evaluation Guide
  • Integrated Master Schedule

www.soundingrocket.org/sa-cup-documents--forms.html

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Challenge Updates

We’re proud to announce Blue Origin as a Gold Level sponsor of the 2024 Spaceport America Cup

April 23, 2024, 2:43 p.m. PDT by ESRA Executive Director

We’re proud to announce Blue Origin as a sponsor of the world’s largest intercollegiate rocketry competition. Blue Origin is working today to create that future by developing reusable launch vehicles and in-space systems that are safe, low cost, and serve the needs of all civil, commercial, and defense customers.
Learn More | https://bit.ly/3HMKnYd


We're proud to announce Relativity as a supporter of the 2024 Spaceport America Cup!

April 23, 2024, 2:42 p.m. PDT by ESRA Executive Director

A returning supporter of the Spaceport America Cup knows a thing or two about rocket launches and payloads 🚀

We're proud to announce Relativity as a Bronze Sponsor of the Cup!


We're proud to have Estes Energetics on board as a supporter for the 2024 Cup!

April 23, 2024, 2:40 p.m. PDT by ESRA Executive Director

Can't have a rocket without an engine 🚀

We're proud to have Estes Energetics on board as a supporter for the 2024 Cup!

Estes Energetics is a US-based, US-owned company that provides full-spectrum engineering capabilities making us an ideal partner to rapidly create propulsion and aerospace solutions.

Estes Energetics is a spinout of Estes Industries, the world leader in small solid-propellant rocket motors, and bridges the gap between the hobby and rocket industry and large aerospace companies.

Learn more | https://bit.ly/3xjMWyS


Reminder to vote for the Tripoli Board of the Directors if you are a Tripoli Rocketry Association member

April 20, 2024, 5:26 p.m. PDT by ESRA Executive Director

Reminder to vote for the Tripoli Board of the Directors. 

Please consider voting for Dr. Ken Overton, Rick Maschek and Chris Nilsen who are all running and are active ESRA Volunteers!   

Quick Q&A with Ken Overton:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTZ7wN9A0Y4&ab_channel=KenOverton


The following teams failed to submit their 3rd Interim Progress report by today's deadline

April 19, 2024, 6:47 p.m. PDT by ESRA Executive Director

The following teams failed to submit their 3rd Interim Progress report by today's deadline


5 Ataturk University
9 Australia National University
17 Chandigarh University
37 Florida International University
51 Karadeniz Technical University
80 Sakarya University
84 Sinhgad Technical Education Society, Pune
105 Universidad Nacional De Ingenieria
135 University of Technology Sydney
138 University of Texas at the Rio Grande Valley
148 Washington State University
156 University of Windsor
157 Instituto Militar de Engenharia
 

  • These teams have 1 week to submit their progress report before they will be removed from the competition.
     
  • If the teams wish to withdraw from the competition, they must send a note to requesting to be removed.
     
  • If your team wishes to continue, you must send a note to to temporarily regain access to the submission form.

 


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