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
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.
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
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.