CU InSpace is a dynamic engineering competition team that specializes in the production of high powered rockets. The team is comprised of undergraduate students that have a passion for rockets and design. Founded in 2015, CU InSpace works to compete in the annual Spaceport America Cup, formerly known as Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition.
CU InSpace furthers the development of the tools needed by students in the aerospace field after graduation. Additionally, the club aids in the development of technical knowledge that students can use in the future upon entering industry. Working in a team environment allows students to collaborate in a friendly environment with fellow students who share similar interests. In addition to helping students within the Carleton community, the club is reaching out to high schools in Ottawa to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.
In 2017 the CU InSpace team competed successfully against 120 international teams at the Spaceport America Cup in New Mexico. They were one of 63 that successfully managed to launch their rocket. Additionally the team was selected to present at a podium session at competition due to the unique design of the body of the rocket. Only 25 teams were selected for this honour. In the future the team hopes to travel to competition and include more student researched and designed components in the rocket.
This fund will support the team by offsetting costs related to the creation and testing of their rocket.