UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKRoC) By John Jacomb

The West Midlands Branch Presents:

UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKRoC) By John Jacomb

Speaker:       John Jacomb

Date:              Saturday 10th October 2020

Start Time:   14:00

End Time:     15:15

Venue:          Via Zoom

ADS is pleased to announce, John Jacomb will be the speaker to discuss the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKRoC) for the West Midlands Branch of the British Interplanetary Society virtual event which is taking place on Saturday 10 October 2020.

What is the Youth Rocketry Challenge?

The challenge is aimed at students aged 11 – 18 from any secondary schools, colleges, educational facilities or youth groups to design, build and launch a model rocket with a fragile payload. The rocket must reach a set altitude with specific total flight duration, using specified rocket kit and must adhere to the specific set rules. In 2020 over 110 teams registered for the competition from across the UK.

Designed to encourage teamwork, creativity and innovation, UKRoC enables young people to gain practical insight into how science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects are used by the aerospace, defence and space industries.

For further information, please visit

About the Speaker: John Jocomb

Built and launched his first rocket over 30 years ago, member of the GB Space Modelling Team since 2005 as a competitor and in 2018, Team Manager. Awarded the inaugural BMFA Medal in 2016/17 and in 2018 the Frank Ehling Diploma for the promotion of aviation through the use of flying models. A STEM Ambassador he also runs a monthly flight club for youngsters at Stow Maries WW1 aerodrome. Western Front Association member and a keen angler.


  • 13:55 – The meeting is available to join
  • 14:00 – Welcome
  • 14:05- UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKRoC) By John Jacomb
  • 14:35 – Questions and Answers (we enable everyone’s microphone to allow an interactive Q&A session)

So, here’s the Plan/Joining Instructions!

  1. Register for the Talk using the link below
  3. Before the event, we will send you an email with the joining link for the meeting.
  4. On the day, click meeting link (and follow the on-screen instructions to install Zoom if prompted)

Please Note

The Conference Call and Q & A sessions will be recorded (which may capture your name, picture, voice or video) and made available via the West Midlands Facebook group and possibly via the BIS HQ website. You consent to this by registering for the Conference Call/Q & A sessions.


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