The 2021 RockOn workshop was held virtually following the cancellation of RockOn 2020 and amidst continuing COVID-19 restrictions. Confident that the virtual content allowed the program to provide meaningful and engaging opportunities for student teams, Dr. Chris Koehler, Director of NASA Colorado Space Grant Consortium, and his team of students will continue to provide virtual opportunities for the RockOn 2022 program.
This year’s RockOn Workshop will take place: TBD April 15 – May 25, 2022
The RockOn Workshop provides teams a hands-on and collaborative learning where they explore how to build sounding rocket payloads. Teams will build their rocket payload from a kit at their own pace at their location and then ship it to Colorado. After check out, it will ship to Virginia to launch on a sounding rocket to ~73 miles. The hardware in the kit could be used on future RocketSat and possibly CubeSat flights. This workshop is not about building rockets. It is about learning to build sounding rocket payloads.
Teams from the University of Connecticut and University of Hartford will participate in this amazing opportunity. The teams will participate in live meetings via Zoom, recorded sessions, and live office hours, allowing them to receive assistance and support as they work on their projects at their own pace. NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium will be providing funding.
The Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia organize this workshop. For more information about the event, please visit the RockOn website.