National Rocketry Championship

This year teams are challenged with designing, building and launching a mid-power rocket with the primary goal of reaching the greatest apogee possible. Motor selection will be limited to ensure a fair competition between teams. Teams will also be required to submit a technical report detailing their design and build.

We are now accepting teams into the competition. If you would like to take part, please fill in our registration form. This year teams will be assigned a rocketry mentor, who you are required to meet with (see the brief for more details) so the sooner you register the sooner you can start getting help from your mentor.

The above criteria are the primary goals of the competition, however, there are many aspects to the competition. Full details about the competition and criteria can be found in the competition brief and other resources below.

Please direct all enquiries to


Key Dates

  • Registration:                                                      Monday 21st November 2016
  • Design and build report due:                             Monday 27th March 2017
  • Teams must launch by:                                      Monday 3th July 2017
  • Launch Report due:                                           Monday 17th July 2017

Please note all reports are to be sent as .pdf to clearly stating what team you are from and what items you are sending.


UKSEDS provides funding awards to teams entering the National Rocketry Championship

To be applicable for an award teams will have to register and have had their design reviewed by their mentor. Teams eligible for funding will be notified and provided with more details once they have registered. For more information about eligibility and applying for these awards please e-mail

*Some resources used in this competition have been adapted from SEDS University Student Rocketry Challenge and the Aspirespace National Rocketry Championship.

Past Winners

2014/15 – UBSEDS, BristolSEDS

2013/14 – Just Testing, StrathSEDS