FAQ’s, Hints & Tips


If you have any questions about the competition, please click here for our UKRoC Facebook page, where you can post your questions, share any hints/ tips and discuss the competition with other participating teams! We will aim to respond to your queries within 48 hours.

You can also view our UKROC FAQS document.

Compulsory BMFA Insurance – IMPORTANT!

It is mandatory that all teams entering UKRoC obtain their own BMFA insurance in order to launch rockets at our regional, national and international events. If you fail to obtain this insurance, you will not be able to launch your rockets at any of our events – and we don’t want that to happen!

For full information and prices, please contact BMFA directly on +44 (0) 116 244 0028/ admin@bmfa.org

Free Resources:

We know entering into the competition can seem daunting for first-timers (and those that have had a few years out) but rest assured that we want the competition to be as accessible as possible. So, we have developed several documents, guides, tool kits and video links to help you along the way…

Template documents:

  • Sponsorship letter  – this can be personalised to your school/youth group and distributed to local businesses to seek sponsorship for UKRoC towards associated costs, i.e. materials, insurance or travel
  • Risk Assessment – this may be required for any test launches a team may plan to undertake
  • Schools Press Release Template – this can be personalise to your school/youth group and can be distributed to local media outlets

Discount on SpaceCAD:

SpaceCAD is the ideal tool to prepare for the competition. It gives you the power to design and build reliable model rockets. You can assemble your rocket from a vast library of elements. You can quickly and effortlessly simulate numerous rocket flights in varying configurations to find out how well your rocket will fly and land.  You can tweak for height, flight duration and a safe landing. SpaceCAD are offering a 50% discount on SpaceCAD’s regular (one user) price of  £ 34.95 – usually £ 69.95, for the electronically delivered key.

For full details and to take advantage of this offer, please contact Andreas Firnau – andreas.firnau@spacecad.com

Discount on Rocism: 

Rocsim is the Apogee USA equivalent of Spacecad and is extensively  used in  the USA equivalent competition TARC  The deal  for UKROC is the same as that for TARC  A  team member copy  onto  their individual  computer for $20 (currently  about  £15) the Rocsim access key will  remain  active until 31st August this year . Please contact customerservice@apogeerockets.com for further information giving details of your teams UKROC registration (Not for school computers teachers or mentors)

Support from Rocketry Clubs: 

The rocketry community in the UK is very established and there are many operating rocketry clubs across the UK that meet regularly. A list of these clubs can be found by clicking here, please do contact the clubs directly for support and guidance in your local area.


Useful documents:

Please note: The UK Youth Rocketry Competition does NOT have an official supplier for purchasing rocket kit or equipment. If you have any queries or require any advice when purchasing rocket equipment for the competition, then please contact ukroc@adsgroup.org.uk who will then put you in touch with one of our Rocketry experts.