Our mission is to build an opportunity for Cal Poly students to experience the process of designing, building, and testing liquid propulsion systems in a manner that balances safety with hands-on engineering education.
We see an opportunity for Cal Poly students to take ownership of, engage with, and learn about the design, build, and test of liquid propulsion systems through safe, sound, and systematic engineering practices. We want to see students engaged, whether it be turning wrenches, analyzing a system, or designing a media campaign.
Above all else, our team values safety. Building liquid bipropellant engines is inherently difficult and prone to risk, so our team’s priority is to make sure no harm will come to anyone. Members must have a “Speak Up” mindset, know the limits of their experience, and take action to request review and input from industry or faculty.
While we may like to call ourselves a lot of things, we are, above all else, students. This is an educational venture and education is central to our mission. While our tangible deliverable may be propulsion systems, our primary product is education and development of the young engineers on our team. This must be reflected in every plan we make.
Ownership Both individual and group ownership are core to our mission. We believe that the best way to embrace the “Learn By Doing” mentality is to trust students with ownership and authority of their designs. To truly learn, a student must own a system “Cradle To Grave,” with an uncompromising attitude towards safety and quality.