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MASA Win Phase 1 of the Base 11 Space Challenge

Michigan Aeronautical Science Association (MASA) have won phase 1 of the Base 11 space challenge, a $1 million dollar prize for a university team to build, test and fly a liquid-fueled rocket to 100 km by the end of December 2021.

Phase 1 saw the teams conduct preliminary designs of their rockets including details of simulations and initial test data, all documented and submitted in a report.

The team walked away with $25k, with 2nd place and $15k going to Concordia University and 3rd place and $10k to Portland State University.

Next up Phase 2 sees teams submitting critical design reports of their rockets by March 2020, with the first launch window opening May 30th 2020.

Base 11 Space Challenge Phase 1 Finalists

The Base 11 space challenge is a $1 million dollar prize for a university team to build, test and fly a liquid-fueled rocket to 100 km by the end of December 2021.

Phase 1 saw the teams conduct preliminary designs of their rockets including details of simulations and initial test data, all documented and submitted in a report.

The best submissions qualified for the Phase 1 prize of which the following teams are finalists,

The winner will be announced June 24th with $50k of prize money up for grabs.

MASA: 2200lbf LOX/Ethanol Engine Test

Video Caption:MASA successfully conducted a second hotfire of our LOX ethanol liquid engine on May 1st. The PT-163 engine produced 2200 lbs of thrust.

Thank you to our sponsors!
University of Michigan
Boeing
Graphite Store http://graphitestore.com/
Kulite
Rego
Siemens
Raytheon
Monster
XWinder
Northrup Grumman
Superior Heat Treat Co.

MASA Promo Video

Video Caption: MASA is building a liquid rocket capable of reaching space, also known as the Karman Line. We need your help to make this rocket reach 100 km. Check out our crowdfunder at http://bit.ly/masa_cf If you would like to connect with the MASA team, feel free to reach out to us at masaleads@umich.edu.

We are extremely for all of those who have given to our campaign and our sponsors who are continually sponsoring the team.

Thank you to Kulite, Boeing, Rego, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Graphite Store (http://www.graphitestore.com/), and XWinder for their support.

Music: Road to Victory by Veigar Margeirsson

MASA – Year in Review

Video Caption: Follow MASA as it develops its liquid engine, launches and recovers two rockets, and pushes the boundaries of amateur rocketry.

Music: “Don’t Stop Me Now” – Queen

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