Bath University Rocket Team 2020

A project by: Crowdfunding At Bath

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Help us compete in the largest student rocket competition in the world!

We are the Bath University Rocket Team and are raising money to help us compete in the largest student rocket competition in the world. 

The Competition

We are aiming to compete in the Spaceport America Cup competition in Southern New Mexico during the summer of 2020. This is the largest student rocket competition, attracting over 120 universities from around the world, currently, we are one of two teams entering from the UK. The rocket will be entered into the 10,000 ft apogee class with a solid rocket propulsion system, designed to carry a payload of 4kg. This is the largest of the 6 classes in the competition with over 50 teams entering.  

The Team

We are a team of 8 students in the penultimate year of our degrees, made up of 6 mechanical and 2 integrated mechanical & electrical engineers. We are all passionate about our chosen subject and believe that designing, prototyping and building the rocket will be a great way for us to gain valuable experience in an engineering project.

What the Money Will Go Towards

Building a rocket isn’t cheap! Your generous sponsorship will go towards the materials, manufacturing and testing of the rocket. Along with the actual cost of the rocket, we need to enter it into the competition, which will cost roughly £850, as well as getting the rocket and the team there. 

Previous Team

We are the second team from Bath to be entering the competition with Team 2019 currently in the final stages of building their rocket and getting ready for the 2019 Spaceport America Cup. We are wishing them the best of luck and if you would like to read more about their progress and make a donation you can access their page through this link; www.gofundme.com

Contact Details Email – brt@bath.ac.uk

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A massive thank you from the team for taking the time to read our page and any donations would gratefully be accepted and go a long way to supporting our project!