SEDS Launches Third Annual High Power Rocketry Challenge

Amherst, NY, February 20, 2013 --( Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is now accepting registration for teams in the third annual SEDS High Power Rocketry Challenge. This competition is open for participation at no cost to SEDS chapters and SEDS members. Universities not currently affiliated with SEDS are welcome to participate.

The main objective of the competition is to design, build, and launch a rocket capable of carrying a three pound payload to 10,000 feet above ground level. Teams will be judged on time to altitude along with the scientific and technical value of their payloads. Launches will be conducted around the country by individual teams. Teams are responsible for completing comprehensive design and launch reports for presentation to the judging committee. Winners of the challenge will be announced at SEDS's annual national conference, SpaceVision. SpaceVision is being hosted this year in Tempe, Arizona by Arizona State University SEDS from November 7th-10th.

All teams seeking to compete should contact the Competition Coordinator, Christopher Ogden (, by Friday, March 1st to indicate their interest. Teams must launch by Monday, September 2, 2013. SEDS is currently seeking sponsors for this competition: please contact the competition coordinator for additional details.

Additional competition information can be found at:

About SEDS:
The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is the world’s only independent, fully student-run, nonprofit organization for space advocacy. Founded in 1980 by students frustrated with the stagnation of NASA after Apollo, SEDS has inspired tens of thousands of students to pursue careers in science, engineering, and technology. SEDS supports a network of over 30 student chapters across the United States, hosts the largest student-run space conference in the world (SpaceVision), provides students opportunities to develop their leadership skills and professional networks, and inspires others through their involvement in space-related projects. Alumni can be found throughout the space industry in both traditional and “New Space” companies. For more information visit:
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, USA
Hannah Kerner