Started Rockets


A model rocket consists of various components. The body tube forms the main structure and is often made of cardboard. A tip is attached to the body tube, which gives the rocket its characteristic shape. The rocket also has fins that serve as a tail unit and provide stability during flight.

It is a model rocket if it has the following characteristics:

  • The weight of the rocket should be less than 1.5 kg.
  • The motors must have a total impulse of less than 320 Ns or have a maximum pyrotechnic propulsion mass of 125 grams
  • Lighter and fragile components should be used
  • Metal parts must not be used in the supporting structure
  • The propellants are usually purchased

The aim of the competition is to build a model rocket in small groups of approx. 3-5 students over a period of 6-7 weeks, in the tip of which a standard, raw chicken egg is to be transported to a height of several hundred meters. A recovery system, for example a parachute, which is triggered after the engine has burned out, is to slow the rocket down again as it falls. The aim and the real challenge is to land so gently that the egg can be recovered undamaged.

All motivated science students can take part, especially all first semester students. The easiest way to participate is to come to the Kick-Off, which starts at the beginning of each semester. The date, time and location will be announced either here on the website or on our social media channels. If you can’t make it to the kick-offs, simply send us an email or get in touch using the contact form.

No previous knowledge is required for the competition, you will learn everything you need to know from us.

You will initially receive a script with building instructions as well as introductions to the processing of fiber composites and the theoretical background of (model) rocket construction. There will also be video tutorials on important work steps and we will of course be on hand to answer your questions throughout the competition (by email, video chat or at a distance of at least 1.5 meters).

Most of the rockets are made of fiberglass as standard. We provide all the materials needed to build the rocket. This year you will receive them in pre-packed packages so that you are flexible in the choice of location for the production of your rocket.

In addition, our WARR workshop, including lathe, grinding machine and 3D printer, is still available to you after prior instruction. You can find out more at the kick-off.

In principle, there is no participation fee and all materials required for the construction are provided. However, membership of the club is compulsory, but the first year is free. Anyone wishing to use our workshop to build the rockets requires instruction and has to pay a small insurance fee.

The competition is organized and run entirely by WARR students. This involves all kinds of tasks, ranging from workshop tasks and applying for permits to working with solid fuel drives and their ignition. We are always looking for support and new members and welcome any help. If you are interested, please contact us via e-mail or the contact form.

Progress of active competition

Start Wochenende

Letzte Vorbereitung vor dem Start

Bau Phase
Design Phase
Werkstatt Einweisungen

Photo gallery of the last start day

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