Technical Subteams
MASA is an interdisciplinary team comprised of primarily undergraduate students from seven different majors. It is made up of different subteams, including aerodynamics, propulsion, operations, avionics, structures, and production.
MASA Propulsion is responsible for all fluid systems, including the specifications of propellant tanks and the design of valves. MASA Propulsion is also responsible for the design of the engine and associated hardware and works with other subteams to determine overall rocket architecture and to ensure all the hardware works together as designed. Every time an engine is tested, Propulsion subteam members get to see their work come to life!

Meet the Propulsion Lead

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MASA Structures designs, builds and tests structural hardware for both the rocket and ground support equipment. The subteam is responsible for propellant tanks, airframe sections and for any and all mounting hardware critical to rocket integration.

Meet the Structures Lead
Aerodynamics & Recovery
MASA Aerodynamics & Recovery is responsible for the design of rocket aerodynamic surfaces such as the fins and nosecone and for the design of the rocket recovery system. The subteam also handles flight simulations, which tell the team how the rocket will behave in the air and is the team's knowledge-center for the design and construction of high-tech composite components.

Meet the Aerodynamics Lead
MASA Avionics is responsible for the conception, fabrication, and programming of all flight-critical electrical systems including flight & engine controllers, testing & sensor boards, telemetry systems, and wire harnesses.

Meet the Avionics Lead

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Assembly, Test & Launch Operations (ATLO)
ATLO is responsible for planning and ensuring that major test events are carried out successfully. This includes working closely with MASA Propulsion on coordinating engine static fire tests, in addition to subsystem testing such as actuation of valves and hydrostatic testing of propellant tanks.

Meet the ATLO Lead
MASA Production is responsible for turning the designs that the team creates into real parts and emphasizes manufacturing principles in design. MASA Production encourages the exploration of alternative manufacturing techniques and strives to build most of its hardware in-house. Nevertheless, it recognizes the expertise of its industry partners as MASA's operations grow in scale and ambition.

Meet the Production Lead