German DLR has a student rocket program named STERN. Student teams have three years time to develop their rocket that flies higher than 5km (16400ft). The student get the opportunity to launch their rocket from (SSC) Esrange, Sweden. More about STERN on the site of DLR 1 2
Last October the first three university teams got their flight opportunity; DLR released a report
launched two times the upper-stages of their DeCan (Deuche Cansat Hohenrakete | German Cansat Soundingrocket). Both rockets flew successfully to an altitude slightly higher than 5km.ERIG
from TU Braunschweig launched there hybrid engine powered Faust. Also this launch was successful. HyEnD
from TU Studtgart launched there HEROS rocket, a 10kN (2248lbs) N2O-Paraffin hybrid rocket that should have reached 20km (65600ft). Unfortunately their engine suffered a failure.
Next April the second flight opportunity takes place, again three teams will get a flight opportunity. AquaSonic
(HS Bremen) states on their website that their rocket will launch this opportunity.
I could not figure out with other teams will launch their rocket. I have found four other universities that are developing a rocket for the STERN program. WARR
(TU Munchen) aims to reach 15km (49200ft) with their WARR-Ex 3 rocket.HyComet
(HS Augsburg) is developing HyCOMET 1 powered by HyER 1K (a N2O PE 1kN (225lbs) hybrid rocket).TU Dresden
is developing Smart 1 powered by Ethanol-LOx 500N Elbe engine
(UNi Bremen) is developing ZEpHyR, with a 2kN Hybrid LOx-Parafin rocket it should reach 20km.
In October 2016 is another flight opportunity for two teams. And the SSC launch schedule also shows flight opportunities for three teams in Oktober 2017, 2018 and 2019.
News about the progress these student teams make and discussion about these systems can be posted in this topic.