UNM’s Lobo Launch team honored by governor

January 31, 2020 - by Kim Delker

Lobo Launch team with Governor Lujan-Grisham

The University of New Mexico Lobo Launch team was honored Thursday at the New Mexico statehouse in Santa Fe by Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham for being the first team to win the 2019 Chile Cup, a new competition within the Spaceport America Cup contest between New Mexico teams.

The University of New Mexico’s Lobo Launch rocket team placed No. 5 overall and No. 3 in its height class out of 120 teams from 14 countries in the June 18-22 Spaceport America Cup near Las Cruces. It was the first time the team competed in that contest.

UNM placed above New Mexico State, making UNM the victor in the 2019 Chile Cup.