ORBITAL LAUNCH VEHICLE TEAM
Utilizing a student run organization, engaged faculty, and supportive industry personnel, OLVT hopes to reduce the cost of academic payloads while developing competent and experienced problem solvers among its members.
Each student engineer performs an integral role in the design, integration, and flight of our launch vehicles. From manufacturing custom aero-structures on the filament winder to spearheading launch day operations, there is no shortage of exciting projects at OLVT.
OLVT also offers some of the most talented business students at Virginia Tech the opportunity to acquire and manage real funding. In doing so, they gain experience engaging in ambitious marketing ventures while collaborating with teammates outside their fields.
HISTORY, CULTURE, VISION
Started by a group of ten passionate individuals in the spring of 2016, we are a group of dedicated Virginia Tech students with the long term goal of becoming the first collegiate organization to deliver an object into Low Earth Orbit. OLVT is comprised of students with expertise in avionics, structural design, propulsion systems, launch safety, trajectory analysis, and business. We are proud to have the support of the Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering as well as the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, and hope to bring other colleges on board in the near future. Today, the team has over one hundred members studying across multiple departments and colleges at Virginia Tech. We are humbled by the diversity of the areas in which our members study, and are dedicated to providing them with the best hands-on career-oriented experience they can find on campus.