RIT Space Exploration (SPEX) has a rich history of projects. Our students gain experience working with a multidisciplinary team members from different schools and majors. Projects are what sets us apart from other groups on campus.

Inroducing the SPEX Rovers Team

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.

Where U At Plants (WUAP) Technical Report

Where U At Plants? (WUAP) is a high-altitude balloon payload used to gather aerial image data for future vegetation density analysis. WUAP flew on HAB4 on April 22nd, 2018.

Fall SPEX Projects

The SPEX team has finalized the list of fall projects. Learn about HAB 5, IREC 2019, Astrodynamics, Environmental Test Chamber, Rovers, and the project approval process!

RIT SPEX at Spaceport America Cup

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.

RIT SPEX at Imagine RIT

RIT Space Exploration was at Imagine RIT! Imagine RIT is a campus-wide event that showcases the innovative and creative spirit of RIT students, faculty and staff.

RIT SPEX Launches HAB 4

Today, April 22nd, 2018 at 10:24 A.M. RIT Space Exploration launched our fourth high altitude balloon, appropriately named HAB 4. The launch was well looked forward to by the HAB team.

What is a CubeSat?

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 (HAB) ?

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.
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