About us

Bath University Rocket Team (BRT) is a engineering competition team at the University of Bath which was founded in 2018 and is made up of undergraduate engineering students. Each year we work to design and manufacture a sounding rocket capable of carrying a 4 kg payload to an altitude of 10,000 ft (approx. 3 km) to compete at the Spaceport America Cup (SAC). With over 200 teams competing, the SAC is the world’s largest intercollegiate rocket competition and it is held annually in the New Mexico desert.

Current Team

There are currently over 50 members in the team across multiple courses and all years of study. The final year designers of the 2020 rocket are listed below:

Jonathan van Wersch

Project Manager/Systems Integrator

Alexander Ryan

Recovery Systems

Ashutosh Goel

Secondary Structures

Felix O'Keefe


Ross Taylor

Primary Structures

Alex Steeden

Payload Systems

Trystan Jones

Avionics Systems

Jack Davis


Our Rockets

2019 Rocket: Mallard 1

Mallard 1 was our team’s first rocket designed for the 2019 SAC competition. The rocket launched successfully to an apogee of 12,270 ft (3,740 m) in 27 seconds.

2020 Rocket

Our 2020 rocket has been designed and is currently being manufactured. This rocket features an impressive payload. Follow all of our progress on our social media to learn more soon!


BRT pride ourselves on being more than just a student engineering competition team; we are committed to inspiring and enabling the youth of today in pursuing STEM related subjects in their future careers. We do this by running events at local schools where we help students build and launch water bottle rockets. If you would like for us to come to your school, get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of this web page. 

Supported By

You can sponsor us too! Please click the ‘Sponsor us’ button to see our sponsorship brochure for more information.

We also accept donations of any size through our crowdfunding page run by the University of Bath. All donations help us manufacture the rocket, pay for the competition entrance fees, and visit more schools to inspire the next generation of rocket scientists!