Leading rocket team holding the UK National Open Altitude Record at 36,274 feet.


Project Sunride is an ambitious team of 80+ hardworking engineering students from the University of Sheffield. The team ranges from undergraduates to masters students, from more than 20 countries. Founded in 2017, Sunride has been expanding ever since, maintaining multiple rocketry programs and championing for innovation through their research. Project Sunride aims to share knowledge with students in the UK, and to become the first UK student-led team to launch beyond the Kármán line.





The 1st team that represented the UK at Spaceport America Cup, the largest intercollegiate competition in the world!

Awarded the James Barrowman Award for Best Flight Dynamics at Spaceport America Cup 2018 with an accuracy of 99.83% at 10,000 ft range!


Broke the 19-year standing UK National Open Altitude Record reaching Mach 2.67 at 36,274 ft  !


Began bi-liquid rocket engine propulsion research with the SunFire Engine Series.

Founded the first Sunride rocketry training programme. 


Won 1st place at the National Rocketry Championship with a record altitude of 4,836 ft!


Won 2nd and 3rd place at the UKSEDS Orbex National Rocketry Championship on the 12th of June 2022.

The rocketry training program is led by the SSI Society, and counts over 200 registrations across 5 universities.

Seven team submissions to the UKSEDS National Rocketry Championship 2023!


Beginning of Test Rocket Series with 5 successful test launches !

First launch of a two-stage rocket, Test Rocket 2.

Karman Alpha two-stage rocket launches to 22,000 ft in the United States.

SunFire is the 1st 3D-printed regeneratively cooled engine built by UK students. 

SunFire sets the bar for highest thrust UK university bi-prop liquid engine.
Sustained 3.4 kN and 5 seconds of fire.

Watch this space !