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Cambridge University Spaceflight
CU Spaceflight (CUSF) is a student-run society working on a large collection of projects under the banner of 'spaceflight'. We've launched high altitude balloons to over 36km and rockets to 11km, collaborated with the European Space Agency to test parachutes, are designing a hybrid rocket motor and are responsible for software used by space agencies around the world every day.
Day-to-day society work includes lots of embedded electronics development for rocket and balloon flight computers, testing high powered model rockets, refining our own rocket designs and a variety of related side projects. We also like to encourage interest in science, on one occasion sending teddy bears into near-space as part of a primary school outreach project.