Winter Quarter Update

Now that Winter Quarter 2019 is here, we’re finally ready to start the manufacturing process for our rocket. Designs have been finalized and testing will soon follow!

Our team members are hard at work machining and manufacturing individual components, as well as preparing to fully integrate everything into our rocket. Here’s what some of our teams will be doing throughout this quarter:

  • The Propulsion team will be busy working on our fuel and oxygen tanks, as well as plans for some static fire tests.
  • The Structures team will be finishing up their prototypes, testing them, and beginning production on our finished product.
  • The Avionics/Recovery and Payload teams will finalize their designs based on recent feedback and complete their manufacturing process this quarter, so keep a close eye on them.

SARP is going to be busy this quarter, so keep an additional eye on our website and social media. We’ll have more for you soon.

And here’s a shoutout to everyone who helped fund SARP via Funderbolt and private donations! We wouldn’t be here without you!


Welcome to the 2018-19 Team!

The 2018-19 school year has started and we are officially underway in building a hybrid rocket for IREC 2019!

When SARP first started in 2012, our team consisted of just 10 students, brought together by a common interest in exploring rocket science. Now in 2018, just 6 years later, we have reached over 200 members from a wide range of disciplines and majors!

And even better news, we placed FIRST PLACE at IREC 2018 in the 30K feet Student Researched And Designed(SRAD) Hybrid rocket category! Click here to see the full list of results.

Our fundraiser campaign has just started and is now OPEN! It will last until December 2, 2018, so please consider giving us a hand. Your help means the world to us as a team! To donate or get more info, click the link to Funderbolt: 

New R&D this year includes two major components(among many other improvements):

  • Plasma payload:                                                                                                                                                      The project will investigate plasma electrode geometry and the system will sit in the nosecone of the rocket. The objective is to test the validity of a plasma actuator as a flow controller by measuring flow disturbances due to plasma formation during the flight of the rocket.
  • Composite overwrapped pressure vessel(COPV):                                                                                          This project aims to design, manufacture, and test a flight-ready composite-wrapped oxidizer tank to replace last year’s aluminum oxidizer tank.

2018-19 Team Applications – Round 2 Now Open!

We have re-opened our 2018-19 application for those who did not apply this spring. We welcome applications from all students, but specifically are looking for 1st and 2nd years from all majors during this application period.

Here’s the link to apply:

Again, please note that returning SARP members do need to fill out an application form.

If you have any questions at all, email us at

We look forward to receiving your applications!

2018-19 Team Member Applications Now Open!

Next year’s SARP leadership has now opened the application for the 2018-19 team! We are looking to recruit team members from all departments and graduation years.

Here’s the link to apply:

You’ll see on the form that we will be opening a second application in September, so if you miss this round don’t worry! If you are interested in serving as a project lead, however, please fill this out as soon as possible. We will begin assigning project leads very soon. Also note that returning members do need to apply so we can best place you within SARP.

If you have any questions, email us at

We look forward to receiving your applications!

USEED Campaign Launched

This year’s USEED campaign is live! It’s a significant financial challenge to build a rocket every year, and we need your help to make it happen in 2018. We are raising funds for this year’s expenses, which includes materials, machining costs, fuel, and travel to the Spaceport America Cup. We rely solely on support from our community and sponsors to build our rocket every year, and it wouldn’t be possible without help from our friends. Check out our USEED page for more information!

If you’re interested in corporate sponsorship, please email the team at!

Application Reminder

Don’t forget to submit your team member application by Friday, October 13th at 5:00pm. That’s right, THIS Friday the Thirteenth. Tomorrow! If you have any last minute questions about the application or any of the requirements, be sure to email us at as soon as possible.

We’re looking forward to reviewing all of your applications!

Info Sessions

Welcome back to the school year! We hope you’re all as ready to start building a rocket as we are! The leadership team will be holding TWO information sessions during the first two full weeks of school before the team applications are due (on October 13th).

Wednesday, October 4th & October 11th |  5:30pm  | MEB 238

These info sessions are perfect if you have any questions about the organization, including:

  • What even is SARP?
  • What is a team member’s typical time commitment during the week?
  • What does each team actually do?
  • How can I be involved in the team, even without a ton of experience?
  • How does working on the team fit with my Capstone project?
  • What kind of experience can I expect to gain while working on the team?

And anything else you need answered by this year’s leads. You are encouraged to bring your friends of ALL majors – both engineering and non-engineering, as we need people from all backgrounds on the team. We hope to see you there!



Team Member Application Open!

That’s right! Tell your friends, family, and rocketeering dog and cats about this opportunity to build, test, and launch a rocket with an awesome group of people from around the UW campus.

Because we have had so much interest in SARP the past few years, we have decided to create an application for new members in the 2017-18 academic year. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a part of SARP this year, tell them to apply by Friday, October 13th at 5:00pm! For more details see the ‘Join The Team’ tab at the top of our website.