CNY Rocket Team Challenge

The 2022 CNY Rocket Team Challenge will be on Saturday, June 4, in-person at SU Skytop Fields

Registration has CLOSED. 2021 Rocket Team Challenge has been cancelled.

The CNY Rocket Team Challenge is a free annual student STEM competition in model rocketry. Teams of four to eight students design and assemble a model rocket kit provided by the MOST. On competition day, teams submit their rocket for judging on the quality of their construction, knowledge of the subject, how well they estimated their trajectory, and whether or not their “eggstronaut” survived its ride into the sky. Registration is free, and a free rocket kit is provided to each team that registers before the deadline (up to 100 teams, or 25 teams for the 2021 event). Awards are given to the top 4 highest scoring teams in two categories: Junior Division (Grades 4-8) and Senior Division (Grades 9-12). Awards are also given to the rockets that flew the highest, landed farthest and closest to the launch site, had the best team name, and more. 

Upon arrival at the competition, each team will participate in a judging interview and inspection and will receive an engine, one “eggstronaut” (don’t drop it!), and a prepackaged amount of wadding to use in the rocket.

Instructions & Other Resources – Update names & docs as below. 
How to Assemble the Rocket Kit
How to Predict Your Rocket’s Altitude for the Competition (RockSim Basics)
How to Prepare your Rocket for Launch
Inspection Criteria Required for Launch
Judging Scoresheet Used at the Event
Directions & What to Bring to the Launch
2021 Launch Day Sequence (Event Agenda)

Thank you to our sponsors:

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