The Colorado Space Grant Consortium has a large set of programs operating through its 17 consortia in Colorado. With so much going on in Colorado, it only makes sense that COSGC expand its body of knowledge on the National Level. The programs listed to the left are seeking to meet this goal, and each program's website can be accessed by following the drop down link!
RockSat-C is a program for students to design and build a sounding rocket payload, and launch the payload on a rocket out of Wallops Flight Facility. The RockSat-C program actively engages the students through full design-process mentoring, assistingthem through the design phase in the Fall semester (CoDR, PDR, CDR), and leading the teams throughtesting and integration reviews and Launch Readiness Review in the Spring. The RSC manager alsohelps the teams with integration and launch at Wallops Flight Facility!
The RockSat-X payload deck is a modular system based around decks designed for suborbital flights with Wallops Flight Facility’s (WFF) Sub-SEM ring assembly.
Student Hands-On Training (SHOT) is workshop in which students get real-world experience building small payloads, which they then send up into the atmosphere on a high-altitude balloon.
Rock On is a hands-on workshop where participants learn to build a small rocket payload and launch it on a sounding rocket at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility
Students learn about real-world experiments and create their own simplified versions to send up to an altitude of 100,000 feet on a high-altitude balloon.