Cal Poly Space Systems (CPSS) is a dynamic club based at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. CPSS welcomes students and other volunteers from all majors, colleges and backgrounds! As our projects grow more complex and sophisticated, we continue to expand our pool of resources in order to design, build, launch, recover, and test to our limits. We value hard work and independence – all projects done by the club were designed, manufactured, and operated exclusively by students. CPSS continually embraces Cal Poly’s “Learn by Doing” philosophy, and offers hands-on training in all areas of rocketry design including propulsion, structures, controls, recovery, and electronics.

2020-2021 Goals

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CPSS will be working entirely online for both Fall and Winter quarter. As such, we are focusing our efforts on the design process for our current hybrid motor project.

Our hybrid motor rocket project experiments with new fuels. This continues our development of hybrid rocket engines and supporting equipment as we head toward our ultimate goal: “We will fly a rocket to the edge of space and recover it!”

Down the line, we plan to compete with this rocket in the 30k ft category at the Spaceport America Cup Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) hosted by the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA). More information on the competition may be found on ESRA’s website or the official website of the Spaceport America Cup.

Interested? Stop by our meetings or email calpolyspacesystems@gmail.com for more information.

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