“RRS has been one of the best parts of my Rensselaer experience. This project will enable us to continue building and flying rockets for all our members, and provide new Rensselaer students the same great collegiate rocketry competition experience we’ve had in years prior.” – William He (RRS Vice President, IREC Airframe Lead)
Rensselaer Rocket Society tackles a variety of engineering challenges over the course of an academic year. Our first-year members compete in the Battle of the Rockets competition in Culpeper, VA, where collegiate teams from across the United States attempt to successfully launch electronics payloads that perform multiple challenging tasks. At the same time, our upperclassmen have pursued a diverse array of design concepts and challenges over the years, from specialized avionics hardware (such as DABS, to achieve precise altitude control) to competitions like NASA’s Student Launch Initiative and Spaceport America Cup’s Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. We create a community of collegiate rocketeers and budding professionals that provide each other with mutual support and direction, while also fostering more STEM opportunities at the Institute, and in the community as a whole through impactful outreach.
What You're Supporting
Your donation goes toward RRS’s many projects, especially sending RRS to the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. Our members are always coming up with new ideas to push the boundaries of high-power rocketry, and donations allow us to aim higher and higher for our projects—literally.
Who We Are
Rensselaer Rocket Society designs and builds high-powered rockets and their payloads to participate in various high-powered rocketry events and competitions. RRS works to foster the learning and application of aerospace engineering, as well as designing rockets through work on various other projects. RRS strives to increase RPI’s acclaim in high-power rocketry and aerospace circles. Your support will help RPI students in their aerospace endeavors now and in the future. Our projects provide our members with lucrative opportunities in the aerospace industry, from NASA to government contractors to space startups. We also do community outreach between our NRB event, helping local Scouts, and more. For more information check out our Facebook and website!