Orbital Launch Vehicle Team
OLVT is an amateur rocketry design team that has a long term goal of placing a 5 kg payload into low earth orbit (LEO).
What is OLVT?
OLVT is comprised of over 70 students, specializing in avionics, structural design, electronics, propulsion, launch operations, trajectory analysis, research and development and business. In the past few years, our team has designed, built, and launched several rockets in Virginia, Maryland, Nevada, California and Kansas. Our most recent success this month was Skipper 1, a single-stage sub scale solid motor test rocket . The rocket reached an altitude of 3,042 ft and a maximum velocity of 130 m/s. Currently, we are continuing our next iteration of our Skipper 1 project to improve upon our in-house manufacturing techniques.
Who can join?
All undergraduate students are welcome to apply to join any of our subteams. We hold rigorous recruitment cycles during the fall semester of every year. Interested applicants can visit olvt.org for more information.
Team size: About 70 members
Department Afiliation: Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
Workshop: Advanced Engineering Design Lab