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SOAR's Story

Reaching for the Stars

2015

SOAR WAS FOUNDED

The Student Organization for Aerospace Research (SOAR) was begun alongside Dr. Johansen's Aero-Core Lab focused on developing experimental rockets.

A picture of the soar team with an early rocket prototype.
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2016

FIRST 10K COTS LAUNCHED

To get the ball rolling, a 10,000 ft - predicted apogee solid COTS rocket was developed with wooden bulkheads and blue tube.

 Osprey I, Feb 2022 

Osprey mark 1 seconds after launch

Executive Team

Ben Hewitt

Rockets Captain

Gurnoor Gill

VP Electrical Engineering

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Godwin Saure

VP Finance

Vishnu Dhanda

VP Research and Development

James Drake

VP Mechanical Engineering

Christopher Chan

VP Software

Anlon Chen

VP Mechanical Engineering

Leadership Team

Mia Mrljic

Propulsion Lead

Andrew Cyprian Gonsalves

Airframe Lead

Shivam Desai

Avionics Software Lead

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Lukas Kobler

Chief Engineer

Aiden Ballard

Payload Lead

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Jesse Gerbrandt

Avionics Software Lead

Rei Sako

Manufacturing Lead

Metro Anderson

Avionics Hardware Lead

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