Spaceport America Cup

The Spaceport America Cup is an international model rocket competition which challenges students to launch solid, liquid, and hybrid rockets to target altitudes of 10,000 and 30,000 feet. Teams can use MATLAB, Simulink and Model-Based Design to design, simulate, validate and optimize their rocket design.

Complimentary Software

MathWorks provides complimentary software for this competition. If your team is participating in this competition and needs software, fill out the software request form.

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Student Tutorials and Videos

Learn how to use MATLAB and Simulink to design algorithms, create simulations, deploy code, and speed up software development for your projects.

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Interactive Online Tutorials

Learn by doing! Our 2-hour online courses provide a hands-on learning environment where you will interact with a web-based version of MATLAB and receive instant and contextual feedback.

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Code Generation Video Tutorials

Learn how to convert MATLAB functions and Simulink models to C/C++ code.

Racing Lounge Blog

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The Winner's Circle

See how students are winning competitions worldwide with MATLAB and Simulink.

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