Yes!! There will be another IREC in 2017. ESRA has been working with Spaceport America in New Mexico to team up and offer colleges and industry an even better opportunity to collaborate and compete. Starting next year IREC will become part of a brand new event call the Spaceport America Cup (SAC or SA Cup).
The Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition will be the main event at this year's Spaceport America Cup. There are plans to build on the SA Cup, and add not only more college level events, but events for industry and even high schools. This being our first year of hosting the SA Cup with the Spaceport America crew, we will be focusing on the IREC portion. But rest assured, there will be great new things coming in 2018 as we start to grow.
For more information, visit the Spaceport America Cup Event website or the 2017 IREC page here on the ESRA website.
The 2016 IREC was a success with 52 teams and over 500 people showing up. Please visit the 2016 IREC page for more informtation!
1st ($1000): Oregon State University
2nd ($500): University of Michigan
1st ($1000): École de Technologie Supérieure
2nd ($500): Concordia University
SDL Payload Challenge:
1st Place ($700): Minnesota
2nd Place ($300): Yale
Jim Furfaro Award for Technical Excellence ($500):
École de Technologie Supérieure
Dr. Gil Moore Award for Innovation ($500):
Univeristy of California, Los Angelis
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First of all we would like to apologize for taking so long. We were trying to work out some deals to try to keep costs down as much as possible. The good news, the team and student fees are less than last year. However, we are no longer covering the first 8 people under the team fee. We decided to do this well before we started restructuring the fees as this would be fairer to the smaller teams who bring less than 8 people. Unfortunately, due to several cost increases the past couple years, the team fee did not drop as much as were hoping. So if you add up this year’s fees for a team of 8, you will notice that it is more than last year’s team fee. We apologize for the inconvenience, but assure you that we have done everything we could to reduce the fees as much as possible without sacrificing your experience or safety at IREC.
*Reminder: Your $100 Entry Deposit Fee goes towards the team fee below, so early team payments are only $350*
Early Payments (Due by April 1st)
Team: $450, Student: $35
On Time Payments (Due by May 6th)
Team: $500, Student: $40
Late Payments (Due when checking in at IREC)
Team: $600, Student: $45
Also, if you are bringing a parent or guest (Not Student)
Launch site fees: $5 per day
Award Banquet: $15
Here is the most up to date list of all the teams. Please note that your Team ID is included on this list in case you still don't know yours. We are super excited about the number of teams and can't wait for this year's IREC. If you would like the excel table click here.
We have posted the Advanced Category Rules for the 2016 IREC. If you have any questions, please contac us, comment on this thread, or join our 2016 Facebook Event and comment there!
Facebook Event for the 2016 IREC
ESRA Site Updated!!!!!!!!!!
We have updated the site after a 100+ hours of work! The Basic Category Rules have been posted. Unfortunately the Advanced Category Rules aren't ready, but we should have those posted on Friday.
Thank you for your patience!!
Many teams have asked for feedback regarding the results of the 10th Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. Please be aware that the judges evaluated all the teams, but only did detailed point breakdowns on the top tier (approximately 25%) of teams to determine the place winners. They wrote down comments for all the teams and we will work to get those to you. It is a time-consuming process to type up their handwritten comments and our priority right now is to get the web site updated with the rules for next year. We're sorry but we don't expect to get the comments and point breakdowns (for top teams) until around October.
Thank you for your understanding!
Congratulations to the Winners of the 10th Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition!
Basic Category (10-lb payload to 10,000 ft AGL):
1st Place: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2nd Place: Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica (ITA) (Brazil)
Advanced Category (10-lb payload to 23,000 ft AGL):
1st Place: Mississippi State University
2nd Place: Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS) Montreal (Canada)
Space Dynamics Laboratory Payload Challenge:
1st Place: Oregon State University
2nd Place: Concordia University (Canada)
Jim Furfaro Award for Technical Excellence:
Mississippi State University
R.Gilbert Moore Award for Innovation:
Colorado State University
Team Spirit Award:
Cairo University (Egypt)
University of Illinois - Chicago
Mr. Glenn Baxter of Green River will be giving a talk on his experiences launching Athena rockets from Green River in the 1960s and 1970s. It will be at 7 PM Thursday June 25 in the basement room of the John Wesley Powell RIver History Museum, with a panel discussion with Dr. Gil Moore (via internet) and Mr. Jim Barrowman to follow. The event is free and open to the public.
Mr. Baxter graduated from Texas A&M with a BSEE (Electrical Engineering) in 1958, then reported to his first job with Convair Astronautics (San Diego, CA) later that summer. His work for Convair took him across the country working on various projects until he left Convair in Plattsburg, NY. He came to Green River to work for Atlantic Research on the Athena project in 1963 and worked there until 1976 when the Athena program was completed, then was self-employed.
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