PoliTo Rocket Team

Born for Space

Who are we?

We are the rocketry student team of Politecnico di Torino, entirely dedicated to the design and construction of high-powered experimental rockets with scientific payload capability. We are a group of more than 75 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral engineering students with great plans for the future.

New Mexico: here we come!

Spaceport America Cup

PoliTo Rocket Team will be the first Italian rocketry team to participate at the Spaceport America Cup!

The Team's first rocket, Cavour, will be launched at the end of June 2023 from Spaceport America, a private commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico (USA), during the Spaceport America Cup.

The Spaceport America Cup (SA Cup) is designed 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 will be participating in the 10k-COTS All propulsion types, with a target apogee of around 3km.

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.

Cavour launch

Planned test launch of the Team's first rocket: Cavour.

2023 Spaceport America Cup

We will represent Politecnico and Italy as the first Italian team at the Spaceport America Cup, the largest intercollegiate rocketry competition on the planet.

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 ™ 2022