MONTREAL, Aug. 8, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - On Thursday, August 9 at 10 a.m., media representatives are invited to meet the Polytechnique Montréal students who just won an international astronautics competition held by the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association in the Utah desert in the United States.
Zéphyr, the rocket the team used for the Intercollegiate Rocketry Engineering Competition (IREC 2012), was recovered in the desert after reaching an altitude of 9,920 feet. It will be on location on August 9. The meeting will take place in the presence of the Polytechnique community and young campers from the Folie Technique science day camp.
A year of preparations, 6,000 hours of work, the challenge of an international competition, a stunning victory—it all adds up to an unforgettable adventure well worth sharing.
To get a sense of the competition's scope, you can see a few images of the Zéphyr's launch on the Oronos website. Thrills and chills are guaranteed! http://oronospolytechnique.com/?page_id=433
Press briefing by the Oronos team, which just won the Intercollegiate Rocketry Engineering Competition 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012, 10 a.m.
3rd floor, Lassonde buildings
Université de Montréal campus
Université-de-Montréal metro station
Indoor parking is available at the Lassonde buildings.
Photos taken during the competition are available upon request.
SOURCE: Polytechnique Montréal
For further information:
Communications, Polytechnique Montréal
514 340-4711, ext. 4415