As the first university team of its kind in Queensland, UQ Space creates an opportunity for aspiring engineers and scientists to directly apply knowledge obtained during their studies and experience first-hand designing, building and launching rockets and associated technologies. By going beyond what is taught in a classroom setting, we bridge the gap between university and industry through outreach, research, practical experience and collaboration.
With almost 90 ambitious students across all disciplines from aerospace and chemical engineering to science and business, we are a diverse team that strives for inclusivity, engagement and innovation.
UQ Space consists of five engineering subsections specialising in; avionics, payload, recovery, propulsion and aerostructures, in addition to the board and administration, marketing and logistics teams. Each team is responsible for a fundamental component of our projects and successful operation.
With the assistance of our academic and industry advisors and sponsors, we create a challenging and innovative environment, preparing students for the growing aerospace industry in Australia.
UQ Space has represented The University of Queensland at:
Australian Universities Rocket Competition (AURC) – Queensland, Australia – 2019
– 1st Place Overall – Project Athena I
– 1st Place 10000ft. – Project Athena I
– 4th Place 30000ft. – Project Minerva I