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Sheffield University Nova Rocket Innovative Design Engineering

The first student-led Rocket Design Team to represent the UK in the world's largest international university rocket competition
18 - 22 June, 2019

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Who We Are Learn more about us

SunrIde (Sheffield University Nova Rocket Innovation Design Engineering) is a team of 15 people from 1st year undergraduates to PhD students, from five Engineering departments and the Maths Department of the University of Sheffield. The team was formed in 2017 with an objective of bringing together engineering skills and innovation for rocketry design.
We are a passionate team of students striving for excellence through engineering innovation with the intention of acquiring hands-on rocketry and space technologies experience and developing our engineering acumen. This team was founded by rocketry enthusiasts at the University of Sheffield fascinated by the art of rocketry, keeping our work ethic and team spirit intact.

Ground-breaking Agendas

Team SunrIde takes pride in being the first officially recognized UK team in history to participate in the world's largest international university rocket engineering competition, Spaceport America Cup. One of our goals is to have a team in the University of Sheffield participate every year in the annual Spaceport America Cup

James Barrowman Award

SunrIde is the award winner for the most accurate altitude prediction. We were awarded the James Barrowmman award at the Spaceport America Cup, 2018 for achieving an altitude an accuracy of 99.83 percent accuracy under the 10,000ft category. This is a substantial achievement being the first and only team to ever particpate and win the world's largest inetrcollegiate comeptition.

More About Us

Launnch of our first high power rocket - AMY

SunrIde launched its first high power rocket - AMY in the SPaceport America Cup (SAC) in June, 2018. The team is the proud award winner of the James Barrowman award for the most accurate altiude prediction under the 10,000 ft. category.

1 High Power Rockets
30000 feet Apogee
200 teams from around the world
1 Phenomenon

Where did the idea come from?

Project SunrIde is originally inspired from the successful Project SunbYte, University of Sheffield’s balloon telescope project. As the University of Sheffield did not have a focused group and much experience on rocket engineering, we strive to become a pathbreaking rocket engineering team at the university and in the UK through the support and willingness of the Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) department at the University of Sheffield.

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