Saltire-1 was the teams first Rocket, an off-the-shelf Bullpup shell with a solid rocket motor taking the rocket to 5087ft.
The vehicle's development was essential for the team to develop our safety, computer analysis and avionics systems. With a student-designed and manufactured avionics bay, Saltire-1 furthered our
flight computer technology significantly allowing us to grow our ambitions for Saltire-2.
We developed our outreach program with Saltire-1, inspiring interest from young kids in space and rocketry. The concept for our mission patch was created by a pupil from Hillhead High School during our Space Day outreach event.
HEIGHT 1.98m / 6'6"
VELOCITY MACH 0.6 / 460mph
TARGET ALTITUDE 5000ft
On the 28th of August 2021 we successfully launched Saltire-1.
The launch of Saltire-1 was a huge step forward for GURocketry and hopefully the first of many launches to come in the future.
Look out for information on the launch of Saltire-2 which we aim to be launching within the next academic year.
Check out the launch video!