RockOn workshop – building a sounding rocket payload

RockOn 2017

The RockOn workshop is the next step beyond BalloonSats. During the workshop, teams of 3 build a sounding rocket payload from a kit in three days and launch it into space on the sixth day. Since 2008, 448 people have participated in the RockOn workshops and successfully built and launched 146 payloads to space. The hardware in the kit may be used on future RockSat (and possibly CubeSat) flights. NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility will again be providing the rocket (two stage Terrier-Orion) and launch operations during the 2017 workshop. This hands-on workshop is about learning to build sounding rocket payloads, not rockets. RockOn is supported by the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant programs with significant cost sharing from Wallops and NASA Education. The registration for the 2017 RockOn workshop, is $899 if your register by March 23, 2017 ($999 after), which includes kit hardware (that teams take home), breakfast and lunch each day plus one dinner, t-shirt, handbook, software, and more plus a priceless experience.

 Registration ends on May 1st, 2017.  The workshop is June 17-22, 2017.  The website is 

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