Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices Forums Subscribe Archives
Today is February 21, 2017
home newssports feature opinion happenings society obits techtips

Front Page » July 15, 2014 » Emery County News » Meet the rocketeers night in Green River
Published 952 days ago

Meet the rocketeers night in Green River

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

staff writer

Utah State University hosted their ninth annual Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Comptetion. The event started in 2006 with two teams and has grown to an international event. This year 34 teams participated from all over the world. The Experimental Sounding Rocket Association puts on the event every year near Green River. The rockets are launched from what was once the Green River Test Site. White Sands Missile Base in New Mexico used the site in the 1960s and 70s to test the Athena and other rockets. The teams particpate in different categories; the basic category (10 pound payload, 10,000 feet) and the advanced category (10 pound payload, 25,000 feet).

Throughout the week the students had a chance to meet with the community. They hosted a movie night at the park, a meet the rocketeer night, built paper rockets with children and had the rockets on display at the museum.

The winners of the basic category are first place, Oregon State University, second place, ETS Montreal. The winners of the advanced category are first place: Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, second place: ETS Montreal. Jim Furfaro Award for Technical Excellence, University of Washington. R. Gilbert Moore Award for Innovation, University of Toronto. Payload Award, Oregon State University.

Sponsors provided the teams with cash prizes, they included: Advanced Category First Place ($1,000): Sinclair Interplanetary. Advanced Category Second Place ($500): Planetary Systems Corporation. Basic Category First Place ($1,000): Northrop Grumman Corporation. Basic Category Second Place ($500): Space Exploration Technologies, Inc. (SpaceX).

Green River City welcomes the rockets each year to the city and enjoys the event and the boost it gives to Green River and the learning opportunities for its young people.

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Top of Page

Article Photos  
Browse / enlarge – (2 total)
Print photo(s) with article
Get photo reprints on CD
NOTE: To print only the article and included photos, use the print photo(s) with article link above.
Emery County News  
July 15, 2014
Recent Local News
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories

Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Emery County Progress, 2000-2008. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Emery County Progress.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us