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.
CPSS is expanding into more projects this year:
We are starting a new hybrid motor project to experiment 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!”
We will complete our 10K solid motor rocket, Gold Leader, and fly it at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry launch site in the Mojave Desert. Although we aren’t competing with this rocket, we have a scientific payload to give us more data for future projects!
With a new team and a new design, we competed as finalists in Bayer’s Alka-Rocket Challenge at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.