Team from the Milan Polytechnic wins ANACOM prize at EuRoC'2

The Italian team SkPolitecnico di ywards, from Milano, with its “Pyxis” rocket won the 1st edition of the “Spectral Signature” ANACOM Award, in the scope of the 3rd  edition of EuRoC, the European university student competition on rocket construction and launch. Skywards Italians were also the winners of the EuRoC’22 Award, for the best overall performance in the competition.


Skywards also won the 2nd ANACOM prize, the British team CranSEDS, with the “Phoenix” rocket, having ranked 3rd. The ANACOM prize aimed to recognize the teams that, during the launch and recovery of their rockets, used spectrum in the most efficient way.

The determination of these results was ensured by ANACOM’s technical team, which consisted of four members of the Directorate-General for Supervision, who were present between 12 and 18 October at Campo Militar de Santa Margarida, the launch site, and at the Ponte de Sor Aerodrome, where the teams’ preparation tent was located.

ANACOM also participated as a member of the EuRoC jury, which awarded the “New Space” prize for the first time, won by the Austrian team ASTG - Aeroespace Team Graz Members of ANACOM’s Board of Directors were also present at Campo de Santa Margarida and Ponte de Sor, as well as the Director of the Board of Directors Support Office and the Head of the Space Mission Unit.

EuRoC, an initiative of the Portuguese Space Agency - PT Space , included 18 teams this year, in a total of more than 500 students from 11 countries. The remaining prizes consisted of “Best technical report”, awarded to the Italian team Skywards; “Best Team” awarded to the Austrian team ASTG; “Best Playload”, sponsored by the European Space Agency, and awarded to the British team Endeavour; “Best solid engine 3000 metres”, awarded to the Portuguese team RED, Instituto Superior Técnico; “Best liquid engine 3000 metres”, awarded to the Austrian team TU Wien Space; and “Best solid engine 9000 metres” awarded to the Swiss team EPFL Rocket Team

The participation of Portuguese teams was ensured by the team from Instituto Superior Técnico, which successfully launched and recovered its “Baltasar” rocket at an altitude of 3000 metres. The Fenix Rocket team, from the University of Beira Interior (UBI), in partnership with the University of Coimbra (UC), was also registered in the payload level (a nano satellite). However, this team had to give up due to technical problems with the solid fuel engine.

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