The Buckeye Space Launch Initiative (BSLI) is an interdisciplinary organization of ambitious students with a shared vision of student-led spaceflight. Our mission is to establish Ohio State as a leading university in rocketry through collaborative, student-driven research and participation in international competitions. This year we have two teams attending the Spaceport America Cup in June 2017. Also, we have research teams studying a broad range of topics that include propulsion systems, avionics, aerodynamics, control systems, structures, and manufacturing techniques.

The video above is footage captured by Brutus I,  the rocket launched to and recovered from 10,401 feet at the 2016 IREC.

Current Projects

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30K Spaceport America Cup 10K Spaceport America Cup Space Launch Initiative