THIS IS

MCGILL ROCKET TEAM

The McGill Rocket Team isn't an ordinary group of university students. This collection of rocketeers, with nearly unparalleled passion for what they do, is an embodiment of Canadian excellence. Even after five years the team's list of achievement continues to grow at an accelerating pace, with no sign (and intention) of slowing down.

The McGill Rocket Team was founded in 2015 with the primary purpose of providing an environment in which students from any discipline and faculty could study the design, manufacturing, launch and recovery of rocket related technologies. The desired result was to provide an environment that promotes Canadian aerospace engineering and fosters the future leaders of this industry.

Today, the team boasts over 100 active members continuously working in service of its lofty mission on both the technical and community outreach fronts. The team also has several alumni who have gone on to be employed at notable institutions such as SpaceX, NASA Jet Propulsion Labs (JPL) and Reaction Dynamics.

Download our official Team Catalog to learn about the team in detail.

Aerostructures

The Aerostructures Group is responsible for the design, manufacturing and verification of the rocket's airframe and flight surfaces.

T E A M   S T R U C T U R E

Avionics

The Avionics Group is responsible for the design, manufacturing and verification of all electrical flight and communication systems within the rocket and on the ground station.

Management

The Management Group is responsible

with human resources, logistics, external relations, media relations, sponsorship and community outreach activities of the team.

Payload

The Payload Group is responsible for the design, manufacturing and verification of the  payload carried on board the rocket. In many cases, this payload is a science or engineering experiment.

Propulsion

The Propulsion Group is primarily responsible for the design, manufacturing and verification of the rocket engine. Secondary responsibilities include engine  related infrastructure. For example, the engine igniters, launch rails and engine test facilities.

Recovery

The Recovery Group is responsible for the design, manufacturing and verification of the recovery mechanism and overall recovery system of the rocket.