We are Wichita State Launch and we're the first-ever team to represent Wichita State University at NASA's Student Launch competition. Starting August, 2017 we will design, build and test a solid-powered rocket to be launched in April, 2018 at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Hunstville, AL.
The rocket will launch to an apogee altitude of exactly 1 mile above the Earth. Upon a successful landing, an autonomous rover will deploy from our rocket carrying a set of foldable solar panels. So wish us luck!
A lifelong Wichitan, Ben will be the project's Propulsion lead. He will also be team's Safety Officer, making sure all operations and activities are conducted safely.
With his hands-on technical knowledge, Jub will be the team's Airframe lead and Resource Coordinator. He will source components and oversee construction.
As a rocket aficionado, Mohamed will be in charge of rocket Stability & Recovery. He will verify stability, develop avionics, and design the team's rover payload.
Tarun will be the project's Aerodynamics lead. As also the Engagement Coordinator, helping the team reach and engage students and the community.
As the Chair of, and a Professor in, the Aerospace Engineering department, Dr. Miller will review team progress and offer general guidance along the journey.
As an Aerospace Engineering Professor with a strong interest in space applications, Dr. Dutta will offer insights and feedback on vehicle and payload design.
With his background in high powered rocketry as Vice President of the Wichita State Rocket Club and a Level-2 TRA certification, Sam will be the team's mentor.
- Team Proposal
Preliminary Design Review (PDR)
- Critical Design Review (CDR) Available January 12th, 2018
- Flight Readiness Review (FRR) Available March 5th, 2018
- Post-Launch Assessment (PLAR) Available April 27th, 2018