Rocketry Club at Montana State University
The Rocketry Club at Montana State University (aka MSU Rocketry) is a team of interdisciplinary engineering students with the common interest of building and launching high power rockets both for personal and competition projects.
This club has had an interesting history. It has been around for three years, has participated in the Spaceport America Cup International Rocketry Competition where we placed 19th out of 122 schools, and has even been considered to be involved in senior design projects.
Our overall goal is to further both undergraduate and graduate student's knowledge and understanding of high power rocketry and how it relates to the aerospace industry. Many of our members end up pursuing the aerospace minor that is offered at Montana State.
We accomplish this goal by providing a workspace with many useful tools such as our X-Winder carbon fiber filament winder, Prusa MK3 3D printers, and a dedicated room for hand and power tools. With this space and hardware, we are capable of building just about any size of high power rocket imaginable (purely suborbital).
This semester, we are starting a program in which we help our new members become level 1 and or level 2 Tripoli certified. This allows our members to learn the process it takes to build a rocket and the requirements for having a safe and successful launch.
Since the cost of becoming certified can be discouraging for students, donations received will go towards purchasing high-power rocket kits, commercial motors, flight simulation software, and other building materials for our club members. Support for this program will have a lasting impact on this club.
Thank you for supporting our endeavors and propelling our innovations!
The MSU Alumni Foundation will not be providing a charitable gift receipt for these transactions.