UC Aerospace is an academic engineering club dedicated to pushing the limits of flight on campus and beyond, by creating opportunities for students of all disciplines to be involved in aerospace projects. Our members are exposed to hands-on engineering problems through a variety of club projects, including the design, manufacture, and safe operation of aerospace vehicles and systems.
And now with over 350 members, our mission is to make aerospace accessible to all and fostering the next generation of innovators in Aotearoa. To further this goal, we do not charge a membership fee and offer all our programs for free.
Our projects include building flight-worthy vehicles from the ground up with cutting-edge materials and manufacturing techniques. We run an Introduction to Rocketry program for new members in which small teams can build and fly a ¼ scale patriot rocket at our launch days. This year, we are also running projects involving Drones, RC Planes, Fixed-wing UAS and satellites.
Also, in 2023 we competed for the second time in the Spaceport America Cup, the most prestigious intercollegiate student rocketry competition in the world. We had an awesome flight and took the top spot in our 30,000 feet COTS category and 3rd place overall!