Welcome to UVic Rocketry
On our way to 23,000ft and beyond
The UVic Rocketry (UVR) Team is a group of driven students who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in the area of rocketry. This includes Propulsion, Aerodynamics, Structures, GNC (Guidance, Navigation, and Control), Recovery Systems, testing, and launch operations.
The team just got from competing in the 2016 Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) hosted by the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association. The objective was to get a 10 pound (4.54 kg) payload as close to 10,000 feet (3,048 m) altitude.
With an expected top speed of around Mach 0.8 the MVP-1 could keep pace with a modern transcontinental passenger jet. The rocket weighs in at around 24 kilograms and is approximately 3 metres long. The body of the rocket is made of carbon fibre composite, with additively manufactured nose cone and fins. MVP-1 has two parachutes. A drogue parachute that deploys just after apogee, and a main parachute which deploys at 1,500 feet above the ground. All components on the rocket must perform flawlessly to have a completely successful launch and recovery.