The RockSat-X program is an initiative by the Colorado Space Grant Consortium in conjunction with NASA’s Sounding Rocket Program Office (SRPO) to provide low-cost access to space for university student design teams. Teams are allotted a modular payload space on a sounding rocket which is launched every August from NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The Virginia Tech team has participated in the program since 2014 and has successfully completed a variety of experiments. The team is comprised of undergraduate students of all years from a variety of majors including: Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Engineering. The team’s overarching mission is to demonstrate and advance space-based technology for the benefit of the public.
Student recruitment occurs at the beginning of the fall semester each year. If you are interested in learning more about joining the team, please feel free to reach out to us at the address below or explore our social media pages.