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Welcome to Cambridge University Spaceflight

Leaders in Student Rocketry & High Altitude Ballooning

Cambridge University Spaceflight are a student society of undergraduates and PhD students dedicated to pushing the limits of high power rocketry and high altitude ballooning. Typically the society has a number of projects on the go at any one time while simultaneously working towards a large rocket launch in the USA every two years. We are based out of the Engineering Department and hold regular meetings. Contact us to learn more.

Discover Our Expertise

Mechanical Design & Manufacturing

Rocketry presents a unique engineering challenge requiring Mechanical, Structural and Manufacturing engineers to work together to produce a unified solution.  Most projects will require complex CAD work followed by some development and prototyping. When a design has been finalised we will make some parts ourselves while sending more complicated drawings to the internal department workshop or outsource to external manufacturers.

Software & Electronics

With years of experience, our members have the capabilities and expertise to develop cutting-edge avionics packages. Many members will join with little to no experience developing such electronics but more experienced team members are happy to teach newer recruits.

Thermodynamics & Aeronautics

Our real-world projects provide the perfect opportunity for students to put their theoretical aerodynamic and thermodynamics knowledge to work. With sophisticated CFD and simulation capabilities, analytical output is able to drive all aspects of a project.

Contact Us

CUSF are always looking for new members to join, drop us an email and we can let you know how to best get involved. Members must be current students at the University of Cambridge but can be from any department.


The work undertaken by CUSF would not be possible without the generous donations provided by our sponsors. If you would like to sponsor the society or a particular project please get in touch and bespoke sponsorship packages can be negotiated. 


CUSF can also be hired to conduct commercial work. If your company have an exciting rocketry or ballooning project that you think we could help with, get in touch!

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