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Today's Challenge for Tomorrow's Engineers

Today's Challenge for Tomorrow's Engineers

Today's Challenge for Tomorrow's Engineers

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Every year approximately 5,000 students from across the nation come together to out-think and out-fly their fellow competitors for a chance to win a share of $100,000 in scholarships and prizes in the school-year long endeavor – The American Rocketry Challenge (TARC).

Under the watchful eye of our nation’s greatest aerospace entrepreneurs, engineers, astronauts and government officials; some of our brightest students will bring scientific and mathematical principles to life as they design, build and launch their custom-made model rockets. Only the top 100 teams will make it through to the national fly-off in Washington D.C. Only one team will represent the United States in London for the International Rocketry Challenge! Are you ready to take your team to TARC?

TARC can seem overwhelming to a person taking part for the first time. To help students, team captains and mentors be more at ease we have curated and collected the best information, supplies and resources available to help acquaint you with what you can expect throughout this year-long challenge. If you’re ready to take on TARC, we’re ready to help you meet your goals. 

To Win a Share of $100k in Scholarships
You Must Design a Rocket That...

Carries and
Recovers
an Unbroken
Raw Egg!

Flies to
Exactly
800 ft.
High!

Does Not
Weigh
More Than
650g!

Is No
Less
Than
650mm!

Flight Duration
is a range
of 40 - 43
seconds!

Complete rules available at rocketcontest.org

TARC Girls Recovering Rocket

Register by 12/13
and receive up to 30%
off TARC Products!

Register by Dec 13, 2019 and receive up to 30% off TARC related products for the duration of this years challenge. Once your team is verified by TARC, we will send you an email with your coupon code and discount amount.

Literature

Simulations

Rocksim

OpenRocket Simulator – A free, fully featured model rocket simulator that allows you to design and simulate your rockets before actually building and flying them.

 RockSim – RockSim allows you to take your cool rocketry ideas, and flush out the concept to see if they’ll be stable when you launch them. Free 30 day trail.

Important TARC Dates

09.01.2019

12.13.2019

04.06.2020

04.10.2020

05.15.2020

05.16.2020

2020
REGISTRATION
OPENS

2020
REGISTRATION
CLOSES

QUALIFICATION
SCORES
DUE

2020
FINALISTS
ANNOUNCED

ROCKETS
ON THE
HILL

2020
NATIONAL
FINALS

09.01.2019

2020
REGISTRATION
OPENS

**DATE EXTENDED TO 12.13.19 **

2020
REGISTRATION
CLOSES

04.06.2020

QUALIFICATION
SCORES
DUE

04.10.2020

2020
FINALISTS
ANNOUNCED

05.15.2020

ROCKETS
ON THE
HILL

05.16.2020

2020
NATIONAL
FINALS

TARC - A Beginner's Guide from Estes

TARC A Beginners Guide

Download the
TARC - A Beginner's Guide
from Estes

Win With Estes!

Estes Industries is proud to be an education partner of the event and is looking forward to supplying your team with what it takes to WIN!

As the world leader in model rocketry since 1958, we’re equipped to provide you with the highest quality rocket parts, the most reliable engines (motors) on the planet and the best resources to learn from.

LAUNCH
SUPPLIES

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Built to be the best, Estes launch supplies and TARC Certified Motors (engines) will help you win.

ROCKET
PARTS

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Estes has everything you need to design, build, fly and recover your own competition level flying model rocket.

BUILDING
SUPPLIES

Building Supplies

Get your rocket ready for the national fly-off with pro-quality building, finishing and decorating supplies.

TECHNICAL
RESOURCES

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Review our educational tools including the #1 TARC recommended resource, The Handbook of Model Rocketry.

Rocket Parts

Building Supplies

Simulations

Rocksim

OpenRocket Simulator – A free, fully featured model rocket simulator that allows you to design and simulate your rockets before actually building and flying them.

RockSim – RockSim allows you to take your cool rocketry ideas, and flush out the concept to see if they’ll be stable when you launch them. Free 30 day trail.

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