Chief Engineer – Solid
Chief Engineer – Liquid
The Rocket Design Team oversees two different projects, a solid propulsion system and a liquid propulsion system. Our chief engineers oversee their respective projects, while our subgroups below assist the chiefs into the development of our rockets.
Aerodynamics and Recovery
Lead: Sean Vote
Tasked with development of non electronic recovery system and aerodynamic analysis of the rocket in simulated flight. Construction of parachute systems, and ejection testing
Lead: Jacob King
This subgroup handles the data and telemetry systems of the rocket. During flight, their hardware will send data down to the team on the ground regarding the rocket’s velocity, altitude, and other useful information. Also using gps tracking technology, they will help the team be able to find the rocket after its descent.
Engine – Liquid
Lead: Hardik Patel
The engine subgroup develops the propulsive system of the rocket. They research and design injectors, manifolds, combustion chambers, nozzles, and cooling systems.
Lead: Jacob Warren
This subgroup is in charge of the air-frame of the rocket. They use composites to create every part in house and assemble the frame.
Lead: Henry Mills
Heads the manufacturing for any parts our team uses the machine shop to create
Lead: Isaac Washburn
This subgroup manages the payload that is placed inside the rocket. They design and develop experimental payloads that can eventually find a purpose in our future rocket designs.
Propellant Feed – Liquid
Lead: Grant Hartmann
The prop-feed subgroup develops the propellant feed systems for the engine. They research and develop valves, manifolds, and systems that can be safely filled and vented in case of an emergency.
Propulsion – Solid
Lead: Logan Kliethermes
This subgroup deals with all aspects regarding the rocket’s motor. This entails designing and manufacturing motor components, mixing propellant, conducting static test fires. This group has developed many student designed motors and plan to create many more.
Our team cannot fully operate without the oversight of our safety officers. Without them we would not have the procedures and standards required to conduct the rocket science we strive to develop in order to provide students with the most in depth hands on experience during their collegiate career.
Safety Officer – Solid
Safety Officer – Liquid
We also train all new members about the fundamentals of rocket design, and these lessons are achievable in thanks to our three student instructors.