Founded in March 2022, Aggie Propulsion Lab (APL) is a student-run liquid-propellant rocketry team. Despite being relatively young, we are one of the most active and ambitious teams on campus, with 40 active members. We are working toward building UC Davis’s first liquid rocket engine, with the eventual goal of enabling Davis to design, build, test, and launch liquid-propellant rockets for years to come.
We are currently designing Engine μ; a 650 lbf KeroLox pressure-fed system with ablative cooling. We aim to hotfire in the summer of 2023. Engine μ will serve as a springboard for testing and development of our future, launch-ready rocket engines which will enable Davis to compete in various liquid propulsion tournaments pushing the bounds of amateur-level rocketry and preparing the next generation of engineers, innovators, and makers.
Your generosity is what enables us to make our aspirations feasible. If you would like to support our rocketry journey, please consider donating.
To learn more about our project visit: apropulsionlab.com