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USYD Rocketry Team Takes Out Three Prizes at Spaceport America Cup 2021

Postby OverTheTop » Mon Jul 18, 2022 10:12 am

The University of Sydney Rocketry Team, the team I mentor, has won three prizes at the recent Spaceport America Cup event, including the top prize of the Spaceport America Cup:
• Payload category
• 30k feet COTS category
Spaceport America Cup 2022 (highest score out of all the teams)

https://www.sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/ ... t-ame.html

The team overcame great adversity in the logistics area to finally get in the air and into the prizes.

Also a shout out to Monash University and the University of Melbourne who came runner up and first place in the Modelling and Simulation category. Australia has been well-represented in the results.
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Re: USYD Rocketry Team Takes Out Three Prizes at Spaceport America Cup 2021

Postby air.command » Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:46 pm

That's awesome! 8)
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Re: USYD Rocketry Team Takes Out Three Prizes at Spaceport America Cup 2021

Postby OverTheTop » Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:58 pm

Thanks George!

An interview with the team on the Today Show for Channel 9:
https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/tyccfQzKzH
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Re: USYD Rocketry Team Takes Out Three Prizes at Spaceport America Cup 2021

Postby OverTheTop » Fri Jul 29, 2022 5:32 pm

Here is a post from Facebook on their journey to The Cup

https://fb.watch/erkTWoa0Mj/
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Re: USYD Rocketry Team Takes Out Three Prizes at Spaceport America Cup 2021

Postby matthew » Mon Sep 05, 2022 2:43 pm

Hi OTT. Engineers Australia have posted this article about USYD team member Alison Lockley that you might enjoy. I have to say I'm impressed by the work that mentors are doing with these teams. Well done to all!

https://createdigital.org.au/lift-off-f ... g-student/
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Re: USYD Rocketry Team Takes Out Three Prizes at Spaceport America Cup 2021

Postby OverTheTop » Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:43 pm

Thanks Matt!

[edit] I must add that it is the team that does all the work. I am just there for gentle steering, maybe ask questions they hadn't thought of and to get over the occasional hurdle using my experience. The rest is entirely them.
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