De Kentucky, Ad Astra
"From Kentucky, To The Stars"
We are the University of Kentucky’s first ever rocketry and rocket propulsion team. As a skilled group from almost every discipline of engineering, we work to develop sounding rockets built to test the limits of modern spaceflight. Our vehicles are all designed and built from scratch by students, including the hand-wrapped carbon fiber airframes, the handmade flight computers, the machined engines, and our tested solid fuel. With every project we develop, we seek to be the first at it. We are the first rocketry team to design a special, high strength zylon composite as a rocket airframe and are currently working to be the first team to 3D print an entire rocket engine.
But above all else, we keep the pointy end up, and the flamey end down!
Our mission is to push the amazing state of Kentucky further into the aerospace industry. We want “Kentucky” and “Aerospace” to be nearly synonymous as we continue to display what engineers from our state can do. We accomplish this not only through our in-depth community outreach program and being “Kentucky Local”, but also through our incredibly innovative projects that push the boundaries of what defines aerospace. We believe space is for everyone, therefore all students that are passionate about aerospace can join our team and get valuable hands-on experience in this field.