Current Sponsors

River City Rocketry would like to express a huge thank you to each and every one of our sponsors, without whom this project would not be possible. A project of the caliber of NASA Student Launch requires considerable support. The companies shown have backed the team is some way, whether it be a monetary or material donation or event sponsorship, we are extremely grateful for all that our sponsors do! Please be sure to support these companies as they have supported us!

River City Rocketry' go-to place, FirstBuild is a GE Microfactory where if you can think it, you can make it. It is a playground for adults and has access to several different types of heavy machinery such as CNC machines, waterjet cutters, laser cutters, 3D-printers, just to name a few. FirstBuild has given us access to all the machinery they have at their disposal, allowing us to manufacture just about every part of our rocket that we could imagine!
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The J.B. Speed School of Engineering is the University of Louisville's exceptional College of Engineering. A strong supporter of all of River City Rocketry's efforts, the University of Louisville's College of Engineering has recognized the wealth of knowledge that a team like River City Rocketry brings to young engineering students. The Office of the Dean has donated $5,000 in support and the Department of Mechanical Engineering has similarly donated $2,000 towards our efforts of coming home victorious this year.
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A global leader in technology-driven solutions and integrated missile systems, Raytheon Missile Systems specializes in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. In addtion to employing several past team members and interns, Raytheon supports the team financially and works with River City Rocketry every year in their "MathMovesU" program, focusing on empowering and educating young students to learn about and pursue STEM fields.
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A favorite of River City Rocketry, X-Winder is a company that makes desktop filiment winder products. Using their winders, we are able to create our own carbon fiber airframes for all the sections and bays in our rocket. This allows the team to save a lot of time and mass, while being sure of exactly what's going in our rocket!
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The third largest PCB manufacturer in the United States, Advanced Circuits provides reliable manufacturing and assembly, and quality PCBs. This year they have partnered with the team and provided a large supply of PCB sheets, allowing the team to save on space, time and weight, allowing us to design highly realiable electrical controls for our airbrakes and the other major electrical components of our rocket.
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Voted one of the best places to work in the United States, Samtec is a leader in providing industry standard electrical connectors, ICs, cables and RF equipment. In addition to employing past team members, Samtec is supporting the team by providing us with the 1010 aluminum extrusion that will be used as a launch rail to launch all of our rockets this year.
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CD-adapco is a multinational computer software company that authors and distributes several computer softaware, most notibly, their computational fluid dynamics computer software. The team has benefited greatly from CD-adapco's sponsorship, allowing us to simulate the seemingly chaotic nature of fluid dynamics to accurately predict how our rocket and airbrakes will work during flight.
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A&P Technology is a company that is developing state-of-the-art of braiding machinery, and an industry leader in reseach and development of braiding solutions in the composites industry. A&P Technology have partnered with River City Rocketry this year and provided us with braided carbon fiber fabric which the team will use to manufacture the nosecone of the full scale rocket, allowing the team to manufature a fully carbon fiber rocket in order to maximize mass reduction.
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A long time sponsor of River City Rocketry, Broties is a succesful clothings company that is most known for its handcrafted ties, bowties and pocket squares. A local small business, they provide River City Rocketry with the team's official and make sure the team looks sharp during the NASA Student Launch Awards Ceremony.
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Previous Sponsors