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 Masters students, from five Engineering departments and the School of Mathematics and Statistics 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 Best Flight Dynamics. We received the James Barrowman award at the Spaceport America Cup 2018 for achieving 'an altitude an accuracy of 99.83%' under the 10,000ft. This is a substantial achievement being the first and only team from the UK to ever participate and receive an award in the world's largest Intercollegiate competition.