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NASA Student Launch Project (SLP)


About SLP:

The NASA Student Launch Project college-level competition has two parts: the rocket and the payload. The goal is to launch a high powered rocket to an altitude of 5,280 feet (1 mile) AGL. The rocket is to carry a payload, and each year their are several options for the experiment conducted by the payload. Once the teams are given information regarding those options and decide upon an experiment for the payload, that information will be detailed here on the website.

The WinCC team will be in charge of designing and building the rocket, and the HonCC team will be in charge of designing and building the payload. The teams will be working together to complete all necessary reports and presentations.

The SLP includes several mandatory presentations for saftey and more information about each university's progress throughout the planning and building processes. As those reports are completed, they will be posted on the Documents page of this website.

SLP Team Organizational Chart:


*Names of students on the SLP Team Organizational Chart will change as students join and leave the project.


  • September 2018: Electronic copy of proposal due
  • October 2018: Awarded proposals announced
  • November 2018: Preliminary Design Review (PDR)
  • January 2019: Critical Design Review (CDR)
  • March 2019: Flight Rediness Review (FRR)
  • April 2019: Launch Readiness Review (LRR)

Progress So Far:

A small model rocket was created that utilizes specific design plans, such as the Variable Drag Assemblies (VDA's), and the proportions of the future SLP rocket. The small rocket has been tested several times, and the data from those flights is being analyzed.

A rocket with similar design features as the planned SLP rocket is being built and will be flight tested at ARLISS. Both OpenRocket and RockSim programs have been used in order to determind the appropriate motor for the rocket.

On July 30, 2018 and August 2, 2018 the WinCC team conducted succesful Static Deployment Tests of the rocket.



On September 14, 2018, the WinCC, HonCC, and UH Manoa teams completed a successful launch of the rocket prototype while attending the ARLISS competition in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.


On October 4th, 2018, the UHCC Proposal for the SLP Competition was approved. The team will now begin work for the Preliminary Design Review (PDR).


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