2024 NASA Student Launch Competition

2024 NASA Student Launch Competition

The ARES team is participating in the NASA Student Rocket Launch competition where it will be competing with other top
universities and colleges across the nation at Huntsville, Alabama in the spring of 2024. Requirements for this nine-month
commitment include "designing, building, and launching a payload and vehicle components that will support NASA research
on high-power rockets". The rocket will be designed to be recoverable and reusable, with appropriate technical documentation,
extensive STEM outreach, and a design with a payload which must include an “in-air deployable payload capable of safely
retaining and recovering a group of 4 STEMnauts in a unique predetermined orientation without the use of a parachute or

Student Launch reaches a broad audience of colleges, universities, and secondary institutions across the nation in a nine-month
commitment to design, build, launch, and fly a payload(s) and vehicle components that support NASA research on high-power

The College/University Division teams were challenged to create a gridded map from a satellite, or similar, image of a launch
field and autonomously locate where their launch vehicle has landed while transmitting that data back to their ground station.

Cadet Ellery Doyna, Class of 2026
3rd Class Cadet - Physics 
NAR #: 300429 


Cadet Pavel Shilenko, Class of 2025

Cadet Ella Davis, Class of 2026

CDT Chase Adams
CDT Tavis Cahanding
CDT Cole Coppess
CDT Ella Davis
CDT Samuel Della-Santina
CDT Thomas Dickerson
CDT Ellery Doyna
CDT Matthew Dupuis
CDT Reagan Eastlick
CDT Gabriel Ester
CDT Aiden Ford
CDT Juan Herrera-Vasquez
CDT Michelle Hon
CDT Benjamin Johnson
CDT Elizabeth Joo
CDT Jacob Lombardo
CDT Jake Moffat
CDT Arnav Pai
CDT Timothy Ormsby
CDT Allen Schneider
CDT Pavel Shilenko
CDT Maxx Simeon
CDT James Ye