2024 Spaceport Cup Results

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2024 Spaceport America Cup Winner
Team 121 | University of Maryland
Runner-Up | Team 49 | Istanbul Technical University

2024 Chile Cup Winner
Team 127 | University of New Mexico

ESRA Technical Awards

Jim Furfano Award for Technical Excellence
Winner | Team 25 | Duke University
Runner-Up | Team 144 | Utah State University

Dr. Gil Moore Award for Innovation
Winner | Team 137 | University of Texas at San Antonio
Runner-Up | Team 125 | University of Minnesota

Charles Hoult Award for Modeling & Simulation
Winner | Team 144 | Utah State University
Runner-Up | Team 121 | University of Maryland

James Barrowman Award for Flight Dynamics
Winner | Team 119 | University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Runner-Up | Team 150 | Wichita State University

ESRA Team Conduct Awards

Team Sportsmanship Award
Winner | Team 4 | Arizona State University
Runner-Up | Team 114 | University of Canterbury

Nancy Squires Team Spirit Award
Winner | Team 138 | University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
Runner-Up | Team 152 | Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition Category Place Awards
(COTS = Commercial Off the Shelf | SRAD = Student Researched and Developed)


10K COTS
First Place | Team 49 | Istanbul University
Second Place | Team 11 | Brigham Young University

30K COTS
First Place | Team 114 | University of Canterbury
Second Place | Team 97 | University of Melbourne

10K SRAD Solid Motor
First Place | Team 121 | University of Maryland
Second Place | Team 133 | University of Sao Paulo

30K SRAD Solid Motor
First Place | Team 124 | University of Minnesota
Second Place | Team 74 | Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute

10K SRAD Hybrid/Liquid
First Place | Team 111 | University of Calgary
Second Place | Team 152 | Wroclaw University of Science & Technology

30K SRAD Hybrid/Liquid
First Place | Team 75 | Rice University
Second Place | Team 62 | National Autonomous University of Mexico

Payload Challenge, Sponsored by Space Dynamics Laboratory
First Place ($1,000)
Team 11 | Brigham Young University

Second Place ($750)
Team 143 | University of Wisconsin

Third Place ($500)
Team 97 | University of Melbourne

Honorable Mentions
Team 89 | Technical University Munich | Most Professionally Integrated Payload
Team 144 | Utah State University | Most Improved Year Over Year
Team 151 | Worcester Polytechnic Institute | Best Use of Computer Vision

Media Awards
Team Video Challenge
Winner | Team 11 | BYU

Live Rocket Video Challenge | Best Live Onboard Video
Winner | Team 90 | Texas A&M

Live Rocket Video Challenge | Best Live Telemetry Visualization
Winner | Team 151 | Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 
I don’t know why the flight results take so long to compile. I talked to one of the competitors today and all they know is they didn’t win or get runner up. But they have zero feedback on how close they were to the winners or runners up.
 
We’re scrubbing through the results to double-check everything against the physical records before we post scores. We were pretty short-staffed on the competition judging side, with key players having to juggle multiple roles. More judging volunteers would have been really helpful.

Plus we all needed a couple of days to recover, get all the rental stuff returned, etc.
 
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We’re scrubbing through the results to double-check everything against the physical records before we post scores. We were pretty short-staffed on the competition judging side, with key players having to juggle multiple roles. More judging volunteers would have been really helpful.

Plus we all needed a couple of days to recover, get all the rental stuff returned, etc.
Understandable. I wasn’t thinking of the volunteer aspect. I’m sure everyone is tired and is busting it! Will look forward to the results when they’re released.
 
2024 Spaceport America Cup Winner
Team 121 | University of Maryland
Runner-Up | Team 49 | Istanbul Technical University

2024 Chile Cup Winner
Team 127 | University of New Mexico

ESRA Technical Awards

Jim Furfano Award for Technical Excellence
Winner | Team 25 | Duke University
Runner-Up | Team 144 | Utah State University

Dr. Gil Moore Award for Innovation
Winner | Team 137 | University of Texas at San Antonio
Runner-Up | Team 125 | University of Minnesota

Charles Hoult Award for Modeling & Simulation
Winner | Team 144 | Utah State University
Runner-Up | Team 121 | University of Maryland

James Barrowman Award for Flight Dynamics
Winner | Team 119 | University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Runner-Up | Team 150 | Wichita State University

ESRA Team Conduct Awards

Team Sportsmanship Award
Winner | Team 4 | Arizona State University
Runner-Up | Team 114 | University of Canterbury

Nancy Squires Team Spirit Award
Winner | Team 138 | University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
Runner-Up | Team 152 | Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition Category Place Awards
(COTS = Commercial Off the Shelf | SRAD = Student Researched and Developed)


10K COTS
First Place | Team 49 | Istanbul University
Second Place | Team 11 | Brigham Young University

30K COTS
First Place | Team 114 | University of Canterbury
Second Place | Team 97 | University of Melbourne

10K SRAD Solid Motor
First Place | Team 121 | University of Maryland
Second Place | Team 133 | University of Sao Paulo

30K SRAD Solid Motor
First Place | Team 124 | University of Minnesota
Second Place | Team 74 | Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute

10K SRAD Hybrid/Liquid
First Place | Team 111 | University of Calgary
Second Place | Team 152 | Wroclaw University of Science & Technology

30K SRAD Hybrid/Liquid
First Place | Team 75 | Rice University
Second Place | Team 62 | National Autonomous University of Mexico

Payload Challenge, Sponsored by Space Dynamics Laboratory
First Place ($1,000)
Team 11 | Brigham Young University

Second Place ($750)
Team 143 | University of Wisconsin

Third Place ($500)
Team 97 | University of Melbourne

Honorable Mentions
Team 89 | Technical University Munich | Most Professionally Integrated Payload
Team 144 | Utah State University | Most Improved Year Over Year
Team 151 | Worcester Polytechnic Institute | Best Use of Computer Vision

Media Awards
Team Video Challenge
Winner | Team 11 | BYU

Live Rocket Video Challenge | Best Live Onboard Video
Winner | Team 90 | Texas A&M

Live Rocket Video Challenge | Best Live Telemetry Visualization
Winner | Team 151 | Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Thanks for the final results. I hope to mentor next year again.
 
The weather was totally uncooperative, including an epic dust storm Wednesday evening that destroyed most of the prep and operations area. The ESRA volunteers did an absolutely amazing job of putting everything back together in time to resume launch operations on Thursday morning. I, too, would love to know how our team fared, but these folks are exhausted. I can wait until they get caught up on sleep.

Mike
University of Virginia faculty advisor
 
2024 Spaceport America Cup Winner
Team 121 | University of Maryland
Runner-Up | Team 49 | Istanbul Technical University

2024 Chile Cup Winner
Team 127 | University of New Mexico

ESRA Technical Awards

Jim Furfano Award for Technical Excellence
Winner | Team 25 | Duke University
Runner-Up | Team 144 | Utah State University

Dr. Gil Moore Award for Innovation
Winner | Team 137 | University of Texas at San Antonio
Runner-Up | Team 125 | University of Minnesota

Charles Hoult Award for Modeling & Simulation
Winner | Team 144 | Utah State University
Runner-Up | Team 121 | University of Maryland

James Barrowman Award for Flight Dynamics
Winner | Team 119 | University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Runner-Up | Team 150 | Wichita State University

ESRA Team Conduct Awards

Team Sportsmanship Award
Winner | Team 4 | Arizona State University
Runner-Up | Team 114 | University of Canterbury

Nancy Squires Team Spirit Award
Winner | Team 138 | University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
Runner-Up | Team 152 | Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition Category Place Awards
(COTS = Commercial Off the Shelf | SRAD = Student Researched and Developed)


10K COTS
First Place | Team 49 | Istanbul University
Second Place | Team 11 | Brigham Young University

30K COTS
First Place | Team 114 | University of Canterbury
Second Place | Team 97 | University of Melbourne

10K SRAD Solid Motor
First Place | Team 121 | University of Maryland
Second Place | Team 133 | University of Sao Paulo

30K SRAD Solid Motor
First Place | Team 124 | University of Minnesota
Second Place | Team 74 | Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute

10K SRAD Hybrid/Liquid
First Place | Team 111 | University of Calgary
Second Place | Team 152 | Wroclaw University of Science & Technology

30K SRAD Hybrid/Liquid
First Place | Team 75 | Rice University
Second Place | Team 62 | National Autonomous University of Mexico

Payload Challenge, Sponsored by Space Dynamics Laboratory
First Place ($1,000)
Team 11 | Brigham Young University

Second Place ($750)
Team 143 | University of Wisconsin

Third Place ($500)
Team 97 | University of Melbourne

Honorable Mentions
Team 89 | Technical University Munich | Most Professionally Integrated Payload
Team 144 | Utah State University | Most Improved Year Over Year
Team 151 | Worcester Polytechnic Institute | Best Use of Computer Vision

Media Awards
Team Video Challenge
Winner | Team 11 | BYU

Live Rocket Video Challenge | Best Live Onboard Video
Winner | Team 90 | Texas A&M

Live Rocket Video Challenge | Best Live Telemetry Visualization
Winner | Team 151 | Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Hi, Can you say if these hybrids or any hybrids at Spaceport used Hydrogen Peroxide as their oxidizer. I heard it was not permitted, but would like to confirm, since our technology is based on peroxide. Thanks
 
Hi, Can you say if these hybrids or any hybrids at Spaceport used Hydrogen Peroxide as their oxidizer. I heard it was not permitted, but would like to confirm, since our technology is based on peroxide. Thanks
Hydrogen peroxide seems to be allowed, according to the 2024 Rules & Requirements Document:

"Note that all propellants used must be non-toxic. Ammonium perchlorate composite propellant
(APCP), potassium nitrate and sugar (aka "rocket candy"), nitrous oxide, liquid oxygen (LOX),
hydrogen peroxide, kerosene, propane, and similar substances, are all considered non-toxic. Toxic
propellants are defined as those requiring breathing apparatus, special storage and transport
infrastructure, extensive personal protective equipment, etc. (e.g., Hydrazine and N2O4)"

I don't know if anyone used it though.


I stand corrected. See @JoePfeiffer 's information below.
 
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Hi, Can you say if these hybrids or any hybrids at Spaceport used Hydrogen Peroxide as their oxidizer. I heard it was not permitted, but would like to confirm, since our technology is based on peroxide. Thanks
Only nitrous oxide is allowed due the even being under Tripoli insurance. A team would have to supply their own insurance for other liquids or hybrids.
 
Hi, Can you say if these hybrids or any hybrids at Spaceport used Hydrogen Peroxide as their oxidizer. I heard it was not permitted, but would like to confirm, since our technology is based on peroxide. Thanks
The only place you'd be allowed to fly with Hydrogen Peroxide would be FAR (which is not affiliated with TRA or NAR). You could secure your own waiver and launch insurance for a one-off flight but finding a suitable place to fly could be challenging depending on the scale of the rocket.
 
Checking the event's Design, Test, and Evaluation Guide under hybrid motors, "5.2.2.3 Nitrous oxide is the only allowable oxidizer." Yes, this appears to conflict with the quote from the R&R; looking further in the DTEG it looks like liquids allow oxidizers that hybrids do not (note that teams flying liquids need to provide their own insurance).
 
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Checking the event's Design, Test, and Evaluation Guide under hybrid motors, "5.2.2.3 Nitrous oxide is the only allowable oxidizer." Yes, this appears to conflict with the quote from the R&R; looking further in the DTEG it looks like liquids allow oxidizers that hybrids do not (note that teams flying liquids need to provide their own insurance).
Thanks for the clarification.
 
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