Longhorn Rocketry Association

Our goal is to enhance undergraduate education by applying what students learn in the classroom and going beyond to gain the experience necessary to become rocket engineers

Welcome to the Longhorn Rocketry Association's website! We are a student organization dedicated to allowing rocketry enthusiasts to design, build, and launch high powered rockets under the supervision of UT's Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. 

For the 2016-2017 academic year, LRA will continue several projects that are aimed to reach our goals:

  1. Create rockets with in-house built components including fiberglass and carbon fiber body frames and learn about a variety of building processes like vacuum bagging, 3D printing, laser cutting, and more
  2. Develop the avionics and ground systems equipment for data gathering and tracking our rockets' performance
  3. Integrate a custom rocket engine designed, built, and tested by LRA members
  4. Build upon LRA's collective knowledge of complex rocket design, build optimization, research, and development to reach an altitude of 100,000 feet. 

Our general meetings are Fridays at 5 pm in WRW 113. Build days and times depend on what group you join: Certification, Staged, or Engine Development. 

More information on our projects and how you can get involved with our team can be found under the Projects page. We will be regularly updating this website, so come back for the latest from LRA!

LRA will be competing in the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) in June 2017, to be held in Spaceport America, New Mexico. Help support LRA through our Hornraiser page!

LRA 2016-2017 Projects