School Projects

S.A.R.A. has rocketry courses through out the year in Gauteng.
If you are in Grade 8-11 and is interested in Rocket Science. please send us an email with your details. We prefer groups of 8 - 16 learners. 


N- Prize

The N-Prize is a challenge to launch an impossibly small satellite into orbit on a ludicrously small budget, for a pitifully small cash prize.

The N-Prize is a cash prize of £9, 999.99 (nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine pounds and ninety-nine pence, sterling) or R100.000.00 ±, which will be awarded to the first person or group to put into orbit, around the Earth, a satellite with a mass of between 9.99 and 19.99 grams, and to prove that it has completed at least 9 orbits. The cost of the launch (but not ground facilities) must fall within a budget of £999.99. Imaginative use of string and chewing gum is encouraged. Entrants are responsible for everything, organizers are responsible for nothing.

S.A.R.A needs help to fund this great venture. Any help, financial side, materials, services and skills. 

 Please contact us on 083 510 0506 or email

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VULCAN Project


A few design images of the Vulcan rocket. This design is the same as SARAN-1 but with a large N2O tank.
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We tested the motor again with a deflector on the injector. Plus the injector was opened up by 0.2 mm per injector orifice. This gave a short run, more thrust and the fuel had burn away correctly. 

Video of run (1.6mb)

We tested the new fuel, fuel geometry and injector. The motor produced a max of 220 kg thrust.

Video of run ( zip file 1.6mb)

We launched the latest project called VULCAN. We hope to enter the same rocket to fly to 10km in October.

This launch evaluated the onboard recovery and tracking systems. As well as the injector system of the hybrid motor.

The rocket was recovered 2.9 km downrange. We managed to recover some very useful data from the flight.


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