Universities taking part in Canada’s largest student rocketry competition will use AxSTREAM.SPACE for liquid propulsion component and system development.
Burlington, MA, November 1, 2022 – SoftInWay is excited to announce its support of Launch Canada in the 2023 Launch Canada challenge! Hundreds of students from universities across Canada will be able to leverage the same software used worldwide by engineering professionals in the space industry. With access to the AxSTREAM.SPACE software bundle as well as training materials and expert advisers, students in the competition will enjoy the state-of-the-art design tools needed to make their creative rocketry ideas a reality.
Earlier this year, Launch Canada blazed a trail for young engineers wanting to pursue their passion for rocketry at the organization’s first competition. Teams from any Canadian institution of higher education are eligible to apply and join Canada’s growing rocketry community. Those selected will have to design, develop, manufacture, and ultimately launch their rockets. Now, Launch Canada’s students will be diving into the most advanced area of rocket propulsion: the development of a small cryogenic turbopump. Canada has never developed such hardware before, few students ever attempt it, but with AxSTREAM.SPACE, these students aim to be the first, all the while taking practical engineering education to a whole new level.
“We are very excited about this partnership”, remarked Launch Canada’s President and Founder Adam Trumpour. “With the help of AxSTREAM.SPACE, participants in Launch Canada will have the tools to generate breakthrough rocket designs providing them with the experience to drive Canadian innovation and technological development in the space and rocket sectors as they advance in their careers. Each one of us at Launch Canada is grateful for SoftInWay’s assistance, and we look forward to pushing the envelope of what students can accomplish!”
As a company that provides a wide range of engineering services to startups and industry leaders in the space industry, SoftInWay’s experience is likely to prove invaluable to teams that take on the challenge. “SoftInWay has been supporting student involvement in propulsion system and turbomachinery development for over a decade”, said SoftInWay’s Chief Operations Officer Valentine Moroz. “We view it as a privilege to be in a position to help these bright minds flourish, and we are honored that Launch Canada has partnered with us for its 2023 challenge. It is wonderful to see the Canadian rocketry community booming and we’re thrilled to play a part in it”.
The AxSTREAM.SPACE bundle is particularly well-suited for engineering teams developing liquid rocket engines as it includes modules to model liquid rocket engine cycles, design turbopump components and rocket nozzles, and perform rotor dynamics analysis and bearing design. Students in the launch Canada competition will be leveraging its turbopump and rotor dynamics capabilities.
About SoftInWay, Inc.
SoftInWay, Inc. is a global R&D engineering company specializing in the development of efficient turbomachinery components and systems. Its integrated and automated software platform AxSTREAM® covers all steps of turbomachinery design, redesign, analysis, and optimization (including complete 3D design, thermodynamic cycles, rotor dynamics, and secondary flow and cooling system simulation). SoftInWay also offers several engineering services and educational courses, available both online and in a classroom-style setting.
SoftInWay supports more than 500 companies worldwide, and works closely with OEMs, service providers, utility companies, universities, research laboratories, and government organizations. You can find more information at www.softinway.com
About Launch Canada
Launch Canada is a Canadian non-profit whose mission is to support and advance the science, engineering and business of rocketry and space launch in Canada, and to use the excitement of rocketry to educate students and the general public in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and empower them to become leaders of tomorrow. It unites Canada’s passionate student rocketry community with academia, industry and government to unlock the full innovative potential that comes from collaboration. And it promotes awareness of Canadian talent internationally, facilitates international collaboration, and showcases Canada as an ideal partner for the international space launch community.
Launch Canada hosts a major annual university rocket competition, and works with visionary partners to create unique opportunities for hands-on learning.
You can find more information at www.launchcanada.org