Montana State University Rocketry Club
The MSU Rocketry club is a team of interdisciplinary engineering students who participate in the design and construction of high-power rockets for personal certification and national and international competition.
The MSU Rocketry club has an interesting history. We have been a student organization for four years and have participated in the Spaceport America Cup International Rocketry Competition where we placed 19th out of 122 schools from around the world. The club has also been contributing and participating in local rocket launches such as the Big Sky Rocketry launch.
The goal of the rocketry club is to further both undergraduate and graduate student's knowledge of high-power rocketry and how it relates to the aerospace industry. We also encourage participating members to become Level 1 and Level 2 certified through Tripoli Rocketry Association, a national governing body. In the past, many of our members have ended up pursuing the aerospace minor that is offered here at Montana State University.
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 many basic shop and hand tools. With this workspace and hardware, we are capable of building just about any size of high-power rocket imaginable (purely suborbital).
This academic year, we are developing a new senior design project to re-design and improve our X-winder filament winder. The current design has issues that prevent us from making parts that are of or better quality than commercially purchased products. This project is intended to improve our capability in manufacturing high-power rockets, and to further our progression as a recognized student organization at Montana State University.
Thank you for supporting our endeavors and propelling our innovations!