Student Opportunities

What can CUSF provide students?

What can I work on?

CUSF provides a wide range of opportunities to gain practical experience, which is incredibly relevant for work in industry. From systems-level work on our featured projects, like White Giant, to work on subsystems, such as avionics or propellant injectors, there’s something for everyone here. No matter what you’re interested in, we’re willing to provide you with a platform to learn the skills you want for a successful career in the space industry. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!

We annually run our induction program for first year undergraduates to experience hands-on design and manufacturing on projects core to the future of CUSF. 2022 sees a program involving a Level 1 rocket challenge alongside integration into crucial projects. 2021 saw three projects, which any student can get involved in: the development of the test stand for the White Dwarf/White Giant liquid rocket engines, the design and launch of a high altitude balloon, and the creation of electronics and software focused on livestreaming launch from the rocket.

Joining CUSF gives you a significant boost to your career prospects as employers in the space industry and the wider field of engineering look for the real-world skills we provide you along your journey.



Returning to space in the tried and tested way – balloons.


If a rocket launches, and no-one is there to see it – did it actually launch?

Test Stand

What could be easier than withstanding 10kN of thrust?

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