LPRD Rocketry


We build and test liquid propellant rocket engines to develop our skills in engineering very complex systems as students. LPRD was founded on the belief that if something cool has not been done, you should take it upon yourself to make it happen. That mentality still remains in the current team - we push the limits of what we can do with the resources we have, and have found that we can do very exciting things even as a small student group. While there are many intermediate steps to come, our eventual aim is to reach space with our very own liquid-propelled rocket.

Meeting Time

Sunday 2PM Thursday 6PM On Google Meets with possibility for 1 or 2 people to meet from our lab space.

General Focus Area

Rocket Engine Design, manufacturing and testing Data analysis Model rocket design and assembly Programming Electrical systems design Simulation and modeling Innovative thinking Documentation Safety Interpersonal Communication Problem-solving and troubleshooting


If you want to learn more about this project, come to one of our project meetings or contact Andrew Surine (surin006@umn.edu).

Last Updated

05/23/2021 14:18:52