The RIT Launch Initiative is a multidisciplinary student organization designing, manufacturing, and launching high-powered rockets. Learn more our student leads below!
Check out some of our projects!
KONG is our high-powered competition rocket for IREC 2023 with the goal of testing a novel airbrakes payload with custom avionics to measure force on descent.
Tuatara is Launch Initiative's first two stage rocket attempt and, if successful, will serve as the foundation for a future space shot attempt. Tuatara will have GPS tracking for recovery.
Dragonfly-44 is one of our Space Race rockets aims to test a Smoke-Flare recovery system.
Barry Bee Benson
Barry Bee Benson is one of the 2023 Space Race rockets which contains a variety of payloads, which includes launching an egg, in hopes of it not breaking.
Meet Our Sponsors!
We couldn't do it without you!
The RIT Launch Initiative runs 100% on sponsorship and support from the community. We do not have any member dues or fees, because we believe that the joy and knowledge our team instills should be open to anyone.