University of Toronto Aerospace Team reaches new heights with latest fleet of vehicles

Posted April 17th, 2018 by Jamie Hunter

The University of Toronto Aerospace Team (UTAT) celebrated a banner year by unveiling a fleet of new vehicles at its annual Aerospace Showcase — including a six-metre-tall rocket built to blast through the Canadian altitude record for amateur rocketry.

The event was held on April 9 in lobby of the Bahen Centre for Information Technology.

“The past year has arguably been the best year in UTAT history,” says Ridwan Howlader (ElecE Year 3), executive director of UTAT, citing the team’s first-place finish at the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Student Competition and securing funding to develop Canada’s first fully student-funded research satellite as two of the highlights. UTAT aims to launch the satellite during the 2019–2020 academic year.  Full story…