This fall, RIT SPEX has introduced the Rovers team. The team will be building a fully functional rover to demonstrate at Imagine RIT 2019 and plans to compete in the University Rover Challenge in the future.
This year represents the 60th anniversary of congress founding the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. For six decades, NASA has led the peaceful exploration of space, making discoveries about our planet, our solar system, and our universe.
This past summer RIT Space Exploration participated in our first IREC. IREC is the intercollegiate rocket engineering competition and it is the largest event of its kind. RIT Space Exploration competed in one such category, the SDL payload challenge.
A CubeSat is type of satellite, commonly classified as a "smallsat" or "picosatellite". They provide an opportunity for smaller groups and student organizations to be able to afford to send their own mission into orbit.
So what is a high altitude balloon? A high altitude balloon, or HAB, is a very large latex balloon that depending on the size of the balloon and how much helium will take a small payload to around 100,000 feet or 30,000 meters in the atmosphere.