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.



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.



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

Research and Development

A versatile team of engineers that tackles OLVT’s most challenging end-to-end development projects to advance the teams long term goals across multiple engineering fields. Recent projects include composite fin manufacturing and the interstage of Skipper 2. 



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



Free from the bounds of design competition requirements, OLVT can set its own goals, chart its own path, and design its own missions.  


Whether you’re a brand new member or a seasoned veteran, you’ll be given real responsibilities for mission critical design, build, and launch operations. 


As a member of OLVT, you’ll gain the hands on, minds on experience that top employers in the industry are looking for. Below are a few places that our members have found jobs and internships…


Application Form

We are currently accepting applications for the Structures, Business, and Research and Development Subteams for the Spring 2024 semester. 

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