We've been very busy behind the scenes gearing up for an exciting virtual competition as well as, for the first time every, lining up a series of fantastic keynote speakers and technical forum topics for this special 3 day event!
Visit https://www.accelevents.com/e/2021VirtualSpaceportAmericaCup to purchase a team or general admission ticket! All competing teams must purchase at least 1 team ticket which includes a block of 10 individual tickets valid for all 3 days of the event. Additional team or individual student tickets can be purchased for larger teams.
General Admission tickets are for interested public, friends, and family. All tickets are valid for the full 3 days of the event!
This is it. We know you've been waiting, and ESRA has been working late into the evenings reviewing all team applications. Congratulations to the 150 teams selected to compete in the 2021 Spaceport America Cup!
The complete list of teams and team IDs is available on the Spaceport America Cup 2021 event page.
Below is the breakdown of team locations and competition categories. This year, 125 teams are joining us again from last year's canceled event while we also welcome 25 new teams. All together, 63% of the student teams are from colleges and universities across the United States while 36% are international from across the planet. ESRA along with Spaceport America, Space Dynamics Laboratory, our sponsors, and our vendors cannot wait to see what you bring to the competition. Let's get started!
ESRA is proud to announce that registration for Spaceport America Cup is now open for all teams! As a reminder, over 90 percent of teams from 2020 chose to extend their registration to the 2021 competition. That means that very few spots are available for new teams to apply. ESRA will be reviewing new entries (teams that were not accepted or did not register for the 2020 event) very carefully and announcing the full team list in accordance with the Integrated Master Schedule available on our website (see http://www.soundingrocket.org/sa-cup-documents--forms.html)
ALL TEAMS MUST REGISTER ON THE NEW 2021 HEROX WEBSITE!
On behalf of the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA), welcome. The 2021 Spaceport America Cup is just beginning!
Spaceport America and ESRA Joint Statement Regarding Spaceport America Cup 2020 and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Many teams have been asking about Spaceport America Cup 2020 and the effects of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. We are aware that many teams across the world are impacted by school closures, travel restrictions, and other precautions to limit the spread of this virus. Spaceport America and the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA) continue to monitor events with respect to the outbreak.
At this time, we are not cancelling the Spaceport America Cup competition; however, we are meeting weekly to discuss and take appropriate actions as global events unfold. Please see the linked press release and we will post updates if the competition is affected.
Congratulations to the 150 teams chosen to compete in the 2020 Spaceport America Cup!
For the complete list of teams and team IDs, please see the PDF file on the Spaceport America Cup 2020 event page.
Below is the breakdown of team locations and competition categories.
The Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA) is hard at work getting ready for the 2020 Spaceport America Cup. We have some important updates for you to be aware of outlined below:
ESRA and Spaceport America are very excited for these changes. We also recognize that change can take some getting used to. We ask for your patience during this transition. We'll work closely with you and the HeroX to resolve any technical issues.
As always, check our website www.soundingrocket.org frequently for news updates and follow on our Facebook page. #SACup2020
The ESRA Team
Wait no more!! The Winners and Scores have been posted to the 2019 SA Cup page on our website. Click Here to go there now. As we get more media to post we will be updating this page, so please feel free to check back again later.
2019 Deliverable Reminder
Progress updates must be submitted by COB Monday Eastern Time.
This is the same excel file you submitted for your application into the event. Simply update it with the latest and greatest information. You are allowed to switch categories until the final progress update, so feel free to do so now.
*Sorry if the countdown timer doesn't work, I tried copying some HTML code.*
Buy your motors now!!
To all teams ordering motors through Animal Motor Works (AMW), you must submit your order before February 1st to have guaranteed delivery at the SA Cup Event. Please note that other motor distributors will have similar deadlines. So order your motors ASAP if you have not already.
2019 Spaceport America Cup Teams
Congratulations to the 122 teams chosen to compete in the 2019 Spaceport America Cup. For the complete list of teams and team IDs, please see the excel file attached below.