Design, manufacture and launch of two-phased rockets
The Ares mission was born from the desire of the students who form the UPC Space Program to design, build and launch a two-phase rocket that will successfully reach supersonic conditions.
This mission begins in 2017, when it is proposed to create the first rocket with low power engines to experiment with stage separation and tracking and location of the rocket, the Ares I, which was first launched in February 2018. Once the Ares I was launched, it was upgraded to the Ares II, its improved version, manufactured through a collaboration with HP and using a new manufacturing technique for the fuselage, additive manufacturing.
At the same time, it was decided to start with another project so that new members could learn about building amateur rockets, the Deimos mission. In April 2019 those two were launched, ensuring the progress of the mission and opening the doors to the Ares III project, with the main objective of designing and launching a supersonic rocket with success.