Our mission at SSS is to push the boundaries of university-level launch capabilities and high-powered rocketry by providing students opportunities and resources and reducing the logistical and financial barriers to high altitude experimentation.
SSS is one of few student teams actively designing rocket engines powerful enough to carry a rocket to over 100 km and eventually into space. Our team of engineers are creating cost-effective, lightweight, and durable hybrid and liquid engines by using DMLS printing technology and advanced simulation software.LEARN MORE
Our path to space is lined with a series of increasingly capable launch vehicles. We design, manufacture, and integrate metal and composite structural components with a variety of systems that support payload deployment, propulsion, stabilization, and recovery.LEARN MORE
Many of our mechanical systems are monitored and actuated with electronic and computational systems built from the ground up. These projects span many disciplines including power electronics, wireless communication, FPGA development, PCB design, signal processing, and control systems.LEARN MORE
We’re 100 members strong, with representation from nearly every engineering department at UIUC. Our organization is divided into our four departments: Avionics, Propulsion, Research & Development, and Structures.
Student Space Systems’ sponsors provide us vital support in pursuing our mission through state of the art tools and equipment, in-kind contributions, and monetary help. Interested in helping Student Space Systems? Click the button below!SPONSOR US!
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