BECOME A MEMBER

ORBITAL LAUNCH VEHICLE TEAM

DISCLAIMER

 

Due to the nature of our work, all individuals applying to OLVT must meet the requirements of a US Person as designated by ITAR 22 CFR § 120.15. We unfortunately cannot accept members who do not meet this requirement. 

THE SUBTEAMS

Avionics

 

Designs, builds and tests advanced flight computer systems and sensors that allow our rockets to function autonomously and safely during flight while relaying valuable data back to the team on the ground.

Business

 

Manages the acquisition and expenditure of team funds, corporate outreach, and sponsor relations while furthering the team’s brand both on campus and online.

Launch Operations

 

Facilitates safe and orderly launch events through the creation of extensive testing and launch day procedures, event coordination, risk mitigation, and launch tower design.

Propulsion

 

Designs, builds, and tests the team’s propulsion systems and motor hardware, ensuring that our rockets reach intended altitudes and velocities precisely and safely.  

Structures

 

Designs, builds, and tests the structural components of our rockets, recovery systems, and staging mechanisms through the use of advanced CAD, finite element analysis, and assembly techniques. 

Trajectory and Aerodynamic Analysis

 

Works to ensure that our vehicles experience nominal flight path and trajectory characteristics, aerodynamic, and thermal loads through the application of advanced flight simulation, finite element analysis, and computational fluid dynamics techniques. 

JOIN US

 

Please note that we are only accepting applications for the Business Subteam at this time. Full recruitment efforts will resume when the spring semester starts on January 19th. 

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    Why OLVT?*

    What personal traits and/or experience make you a good fit for the team?*

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    What are you most looking forward to about being on the team?*

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