Welcome to RockSat-C 2022

Welcome to the RockSat-C 2022 website!



Feel free to direct any questions to the Program Manager Abby Schefer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Interested in learning more about the program? The RockSat-C and RockSat-X program managers will be available to answer questions during informational telecons at the times below. Join the zoom link below or call in at +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose), +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma), +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston), or +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Friday, August 27th at 1 PM MDT 

Friday, September 3rd at 1 PM MDT

Tuesday, September 7th at 1 PM MDT

Join Zoom Link: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/97389583408





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! Payloads shall be student based with faculty and/or industry involvement only.

The RockSat-C program actively engages the students through full design-process mentoring, assisting them through the design phase in the Fall semester (CoDR, PDR, CDR), and leading the teams through testing and integration reviews and Launch Readiness Review in the Spring.  The RSC manager also helps the teams with integration and launch at Wallops Flight Facility! To get an idea of the types of experiments flown on this mission, look at the current team under the team resources bar, or look at the projects from years past under the previous experiments tab. You will find the design reviews from all past participants in the RockSat-C Program!

Participants that are up to the challenge can submit an Intent to Fly Form (IFF) in September that expresses an interest in participating in the current year's RockSat program. Over the next four months teams will complete three design reviews that will culminate to a CDR and final down selection of the most able payloads that will fly in June 2022!

This is a competitive program, so depending on the available space on the rocket, the most advanced and able payloads are selected for flight no later than early January. These final down selected participants then continue in the process by completing flight payments and begin payload construction.Over the course of the next five months, participants undergo numerous sub system reviews and teleconferences to ensure that designs are maturing as expected, led by the RockSat program manager.The manager acts as the liaison between the customer and Wallops Flight Facility and also acts as a guide along the long and arduous path to launch.

Don’t forget to check out previous experiments and design presentations from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020/2021 from either the RockSat History page or the Previous Experiments page (link on the sidebar), if you are looking for mission ideas, follow-up missions, or previous results!


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