Rogue Aerospace is a student led rocketry team dedicated towards providing real world aerospace experience and application.
Rogue Aerospace’s mission is to design, launch, and analyze reusable rockets as a multidisciplinary team, giving students hands on exposure and experience in the rapidly evolving aerospace industry. As a team, we aim to start a legacy at NYU by excelling at The Battle of the Rockets, a collegiate competition with multiple levels of difficulty in engineering design challenges. As Rogue Aerospace further develops, we aim to improve our rocket and rise to the challenge of the most elite Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition at Spaceport America in New Mexico and to compete against other universities. The competition rocket requirements stipulate an altitude requirement from 10,000 feet to 30,000 feet, in addition to housing meaningful scientific payloads to these altitudes. All continents are represented at IREC and NYU Rogue Aerospace wants a shot at the international stage as well.
Our $5,000 goal would help Rogue Aerospace pay for the materials and help cover entry and transportation fees, and it would help us with the research needed to develop a rocket and scientific payload that would meet the requirements of this international competition.
Rogue Aerospace was founded by 4 people with big dreams and even bigger rockets. We saw that NYU did not have a large scale rocketry team, and we sought to change that. Our first steps were to establish ourselves as professional rocketeers, with 5 members seeking official High Powered Rocketry Certifications under the National Association of Rocketry. By the end of the summer of 2018, all 5 members successfully obtained HPR 1 Certification. In October, we had another member get his Level 2 HPR Certification.
Jefferson Hu retrieving his successful Level 2 Certification rocket
Our activity and involvement at NYU has skyrocketed, with our induction into the VIP (Vertically Integrated Projects) Program at NYU, which has provided us with resources that we could not have dreamed of just mere months ago. As a result of being under NYU's project umbrella, we have been given opportunities to showcase our achievements to influential members of the community, such as Chandrika Tandon, the namesake for our school, as well as our new Dean Jelena Kovačević!
Chandrika Tandon holding Jefferson Hu's Level 2 Certification rocket at the Makerspace Anniversary Showcase - with Riley Paterson and Rohan Gopinath
Dean Jelena Kovačević alongside Jefferson Hu, Sally Thompson, and Karey Zheng
Our passion for rocketry cannot be said in words but in actions, and Rogue Aerospace can only go higher and faster from this point on. Your donations will allow us to continue pursuing our sky high dreams and make ourselves a contender in the future of aerospace, both for NYU and society!