Mar 11, 2019

Brazilian Rocket Launching Competition (MOBFOG)

  • Crimson Education
  • Brazil


The Mostra Brasileira de Foguetes (MOBFOG) is an experimental Olympiad held annually by the Brazilian Astronomical Society (SAB) where high school students build rockets -  using materials such as straws, paper, and plastic bottles - and launch them as far as possible from launch pads. Rockets and launch pads can be built individually or in teams of up to three students. Students compete within their own schools and can earn medals based on the distance that their rocket travels.

Students who are able to launch their rockets more than 100 meters will be invited to participate in the Jornada de Foguetes, a special event held in Rio de Janeiro, to engage with other teams and deepen their knowledge of rockets.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




In 2018, 120.000 students participated in the competition and 10.000 medals were awarded.

Participation Cost


BRL$55 registration fee for public schools and BRL$110 fee for private schools (one registration fee per school). 

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Students will build their rockets using the materials stipulated for each category with the support of a teacher in their school over a period of one month prior to the event.

Time Commitment


One to two-month period to develop rocket in addition to one day to launch rockets.

Application Deadline

March 30, 2020. Dates for 2021 are TBA.

Application Process Includes

1. Teacher registers individuals or teams from their school for MOBFOG online.