UB Students for the Exploration and Development of Space traveled to New Mexico to compete in the world's largest intercollegiate rocket competition, Spaceport America Cup, earning third place in the payload challenge.
UB placed third in the Space Dynamics Laboratory Payload Challenge, which is judged based on the rocket’s design, relevancy of the team’s objective, professionalism, survivability, and how well the design accomplishes the established objective.
Additionally, the team placed 26 out of 47 teams in the 10K COTS category (flights to 10,000 feet using a commercial off-the-shelf rocket motor) and placed 32 out of 101 teams overall. From Left to Right: Owen Torres, Dr. Paul Desjardin, Ari Rubinsztejn, and Owen Langrehr with UB's rocket.
UB SEDS students pose with the third place trophy they received for the Space Dynamics Laboratory Payload Challenge.