Rocket design challenge

MaxIQ and bluShift Aerospace will be challenging student groups to build and launch suborbital payloads.


  • Initiate - sign-up and purchase your place on the manifest (launch plus kit) 
  • Fortnightly workshops  commencing in February 2022 - basics of rocket and payload design
  • Practical during March/April school break - build a model rocket and launch your payload to over 200m
  • Fortnightly workshops to improve payload design, and understand launch requirements
  • Practical - bluShift suborbital launch and data analysis (July to August 2022)
  • Presentation of results - World Space Week, 4th to 10th October 2022

To see who has booked already, go to our manifest page.

We have sponsorship for three groups to participate, to see if your group qualifies for sponsorship, complete this form.