Leading rocket team holding the UK National Open Altitude Record at 36,274 feet.

WHO ARE WE?

SunrIde is an ambitious team of 80+ hardworking engineering students from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. The team ranges from undergraduates to masters students, from more than 20 countries. Founded in 2017, SunrIde has been expanding ever since, maintaining multiple rocketry programs and championing for innovation through their research. Project Sunride aims to become the first UK student-let team to launch beyond the Kármán line.

CURRENT PROJECTS

OUR STORY

2018

The 1st team that represented the UK at Spaceport America Cup, the largest intercollegiate competition in the world!

Awarded the James Barrowman Award for Best Flight Dynamics at Spaceport America Cup 2018 with an accuracy of 99.83% at 10,000 ft range!

2019

Broke the 19-year standing UK National Open Altitude Record reaching Mach 2.67 at 36,274 ft !

2020

Began bi-liquid rocket engine propulsion research with the SunFire Engine Series.

Founded the first Sunride rocketry training programme.

2021

Won 1st place at the Orbex National Rocketry Championship with an altitude of 4,836 ft !

2022

Won 2nd and 3rd place at the UKSEDS Orbex National Rocketry Championship on the 12th of June 2022.

The rocketry training program is led by the SSI Society, and counts over 200 registrations across 5 universities.

Seven team submissions to the UKSEDS National Rocketry Championship 2023 !

2023
Watch this space !