PoliTo Rocket Team

Born for Space

Who are we?

We are the rocket engineering student team of Politecnico di Torino, entirely dedicated to the research, design, and construction of rocket engines and experimental rockets with scientific payload capability. We are a group of more than 120 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral engineering students with great plans for the future.

New Mexico: mission accomplished

Spaceport America Cup

PoliTo Rocket Team was the first Italian rocketry team to have participated at the Spaceport America Cup!

The Team's first rocket, Cavour, was launched on Thursday June 22nd from the launchpad B2 from the Vertical Launch Area of Spaceport America, at 9:20 local time. The launch was a success! The flight was nominal and the rocket was recovered in good conditions and it can be reused

The Spaceport America Cup (SA Cup) is a competition for student rocketry teams from all over the world. With over 150 teams from colleges and universities in 24 countries from 6 continents, the SA Cup is the world's largest intercollegiate rocket engineering competition. At SA Cup, students launch solid, liquid, and hybrid rockets to target altitudes of 10,000 and 30,000 feet (3,000 and 9,100 m).

PoliTo Rocket Team has competed with the Cavour rocket in the 10 ft apogee AGL COTS category with a target apogee of around 3km.The Team ranked 13th in its category and 20th overall with 119 teams participating.

Our timeline

Team approval and start of Project Cavour

On June 7th 2022, Politecnico di Torino officially approved the Team, which started working on Project Cavour.

Start of Project Efesto

After the first general recruitment, Project Efesto was started to research and develop a Liquid Rocket Engine for the Team's rockets.

First Cavour launch

Germany, 19:53:42 CET: test launch successful

2023 Spaceport America Cup and second Cavour launch

With Project Cavour, we represented Politecnico and Italy as the first Italian team at the Spaceport America Cup, the largest intercollegiate rocketry competition on the planet. Cavour launch was a success!

2023 European Rocketry Challenge

We have been the first team from Politecnico to compete with Project Cavour at the 2023 EuRoC, Europe’s major rocket engineering competition.

2024 European Rocketry Challenge

With Project VES we intend to reach 9km and supersonic speeds!

Get in touch

We are eager to get in touch with you! Whether you want to join us, become our partner, or simply know something more about us, feel free to write us an email: info@politorocketteam.it

We are also on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter: just one direct message away.

PoliTo Rocket Team ™ 2024