Skip to main content
IP Blog / Douglas Santos de Oliveira launches a rocket for the first place

Douglas Santos de Oliveira launches a rocket for the first place

Congratulations to Douglas Santos de Oliveira, our colleague from Dennemeyer & Associates Brazil, on winning the Brazilian national rocket competition!

On April 26, Douglas and his team from Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), outdid thirteen universities from all over Brazil and earned first place with their rocket called Atom. On the testing range in Curitiba, the missile propelled itself 35 meters higher than the required 1,000 meters, placing them straight in the first place. Together with his team, Douglas successfully developed the aerodynamic structure, the engine and the propellant.  

Douglas is an Intellectual Property Specialist and he is studying Mechanical Engineering at the UERJ (Rio de Janeiro State University).

Following their success in the home country, the Brazilian team is moving forward to compete in the Spaceport America Cup, the largest rocket competition in the world. The event will take place in New Mexico on June 19 - 23, 2018.

Anybody interested in supporting the project can donate through Vakinha.

Portal R7 and Ir pare R7 have more information about the event (Portuguese).

Filed in

Next article
Dr. Richard Brunner featured on the "Advancements" series

In a new episode of the Advancements series, Dr. Richard Brunner, Chief Legal Officer at the Dennemeyer Group, explains why protecting IP is of the utmost importance for innovators and how blockchain technology works to their benefit.