Part of the Rockets series
Project Daedalus
Dr. Hai Wang (Team Advisor) Thomas White (Co-Lead) William Koski (Co-Lead)
Launch Certifications
Level 1 Level 2 • Level 3
CFD WorkflowSo You Want To...Avionics

The Rockets team is a student-led group striving to push the limits of high power rocketry. The team's long-term goal is a shot to the 100-km Karman Line, which forms the common definition of space. Along the way, the Rockets team competes regularly in the Intercollegiate Rocketry Engineering Competition (IREC), the Friends of Amateur Rocketry (FAR) 51025 Competition, and the Collegiate Propulsive Lander Challenge (CPLC). The Rockets team is structured into team projects, a High Power Rocketry (HPR) certification program, and research & development.

The active team projects are Fountain Hopper and Phoenix. Fountain Hopper is a lander rocket project competing in the CPLC. In Fall 2023, the project will begin custom hybrid engine development and will prototype an electric ducted fan for simulating a full scale lander vehicle aimed for launch within three years. Phoenix is a two-stage rocket project that competed in the FAR 51025 fully equipped with redundant avionics, dual recovery on both stages, and a traveling rover. In Fall 2023, Phoenix will be a two-stage rocket project competing in the 2024 Spaceport America Cup IREC.

In order to help our team members learn the fundamentals of rocketry, the Rockets team builds and launches Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 high-power rockets. These are launched with national rocketry clubs, such as the Tripoli Rocket Association and the National Association of Rocketry.

The Rockets team Faculty Advisor is Dr. Hai Wang. The Rockets Propulsion team Faculty Advisory is Dr. Kentaro Hara. The current team leads are

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An L3 high power rocket launch liftoff in May 2023.

Check out the Rockets Team page for everything you need to know about the team.