Mach-23 Launch Competition is brought to you by Discover Space UK, Exotopic Ltd, Machrihanish Airbase Community Company and UKSEDS. The event provides university students an opportunity to develop practical, hands-on mechanical and electronics skills, with industrial technical support provided to the teams remotely.
Based at a future spaceport, Mach-23 includes skills workshops supported by national space companies. The rocket-based event sees undergraduate students design, build and launch a rocket and CanSat - a simulation of a real satellite integrated within the volume and shape of a can.
Students who successfully participate in the event improve their teamworking skills, practical and mechanical engineering skills, taking part in rocket launches and gaining an insight into careers in the UK Space Sector.