The UKSEDS Orbex National Rocketry Championship

2020 - 2021


Teams will design and build a rocket to reach the highest apogee possible using any 29mm Cessaroni 2-grain motor.

To align more with the general purpose of rockets, having a payload is a required element in this year’s championship. Plus the addition of bonus points to teams who are able to measure the distance of where their rocket lands to the launchpad and the teams that land nearest get a few more points too. It is looking to be an exciting rocketry championship this year!

Check out our About section to find out more about the UKSEDS Orbex National Rocketry Championship, and how to compete.

Key Dates

Competition Launch5th October 2020
Registration Deadline16th November 2020
Design & Build Report Due29th March 2021
Teams Must Launch By12th July 2021
Launch Report Due26th July 2021

Rules and Resources »

Find the brief, rules, templates and other resources here.

About »

Find out more about the UKSEDS Orbex National Rocketry Championship, and how to get involved.

Past Winners

2019/20Team Cranfield Space Agency, Cranfield University
2018/19Team Enillwyr, University of South Wales
2017/18Team UWEBAR, UWEBAR
2016/17Team SPARK, SPARK
2015/16Team Cranfield Space Program, CranSEDS
2014/15Team UBSEDS, BristolSEDS
2013/14Team Just Testing, StrathSEDS

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About Orbex

Orbex is a UK-based spaceflight company with headquarters, production and testing facilities in Scotland, and design and testing facilities in Denmark. Orbex staff members have professional backgrounds with NASA, ESA, Ariane and several commercial spaceflight organisations. The company is now funded by two of the UK’s largest and most active venture capital funds, BGF and Octopus Ventures.

Experienced Rocketeer?

If you have entered the UKSEDS Orbex National Rocketry Championships or have previous experience we are currently in the process of putting together a new challenge to test your skills so keep an eye out for that. Alternatively, If you would also like to help others into the world of rocketry why not join our team, if you are interested please email [email protected].