Aerospace Teams

UBC Mars Colony  is dedicated to designing and manufacturing aspects of a habitat that can withstand the challenges of the Martian environment. Different projects pertaining to the colony, such as airlocks, air and water recycling facilities, biospheres, research facilities, etc. will be worked upon in a cyclic fashion in biannual competitions. This team is a great option for students interested in working in multidisciplinary projects and looking to learn more about our neighboring planet and the opportunities and challenges it presents to humanity.


UBC Orbit pushes the limits of technology in an attempt to build a nano-satellite using “off the shelf” products.  This nano-satellite will theoretically be launched into space carrying a scientific payload.  The winning team of the Canadian Space Design Challenge will have their project blasted off into space to carry out their scientific experiment!



UBC Rocket is dedicated to the design, construction, and launch of suborbital rockets. The team is gearing up to compete in their first Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition this year. Building a successful rocket is a truly interdisciplinary challenge, and requires expertise in nearly all engineering fields. If you are looking for a fast-paced team with ambitious goals, this is the team for you. To find out what we’ve been up to, check out our Facebook and find us on twitter and Instagram.


UBC AeroDesign builds and flies payload-lifting, radio-controlled airplanes to compete in the international SAE Aero Design Competition. To build an airplane that can carry the most weight and drop a payload onto a ground target most accurately involves a diverse range of engineering sub-teams, such as airfoils, propulsion, avionics, and structures. If you are a self-motivated individual looking to learn more about our team, check out our website or our Facebook page.