In March and April 2013 NAROM in Norway successfully launched 2 of the 20 Rockets that were designed and manufactured by REBEL Space for the CaNoRock campaign for altitudes around 8000 meter. The other 18 rockets will be launched in the coming months as the program progresses its multi year coverage between 2012 and 2016.
The Canada-Norway Student Sounding Rocket (CaNoRock) exchange program is a partnership between the Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Saskatchewan, the University of Oslo, University of Tromsø, Andøya Rocket Range and NAROM (Norwegian Center for Space Related Education) in Norway. The University of Bergen and University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) in Norway are currently working to be included in the program. To further enhance the educational benefits and cooperation between students in the two countries a student satellite program – CaNoSat will be developed to run in parallel and coordinated with the sounding rocket activities. Funding for the necessary student activities like travel and subsistence will be covered by CaNoRock STEP (funded by SIU 2012-2016).
Pictures are courtesy of Jøran Grande from NAROM.