Mission and Values


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.



We strive to push the boundaries of what is thought possible for a student organization. Our members look upon developing technologies beyond their scope of knowledge as an opportunity to grow. We are committed to providing our members with the tools they need to conduct primary research and explore cutting-edge technologies in their work with us.


Protecting our members from the extreme energy density required to send vehicles to space is of the utmost importance. On top of physical risks, we must also take precautions to ensure that we comply with all regulations that our technology is subject to. To ensure the well-being of our members, we have enacted extensive safety measures over all of our technical activities that exceed those imposed on us by university and governmental authority.


Student Space Systems affords students the chance to pursue a true technical project experience during their undergraduate careers in a professional setting. Our members are encouraged to aim high, rise to challenge, and take on great responsibility. 


Designing safe and efficient launch vehicles requires us to apply ourselves with diligence, accountability, and sincerity to our work. SSS members routinely spend ten hours per week on their projects to ensure the success of the rocket systems.