Terrapin Rockets is a student organization at the University of Maryland, College Park that designs and builds high performance model rockets. Currently, our team consists of approximately 50 members who represent various majors, backgrounds, and experience levels when it comes to building rockets. We're constantly looking to expand and explore new territories within the field of aerospace and rocketry to propel us forward as a premier collegiate competition team.
Our current goal is to design and build a hybrid rocket that reaches 30,000 feet to fly for the summer 2019 Spaceport America Cup in New Mexico. Spaceport America Cup is the world’s largest intercollegiate rocket engineering competition. Over 1,100 people attended the first annual competition last year and it is expected to grow considerably in the coming years. Our intention is to be a part of this growth and compete with other collegiate level rocketry teams at the cup. We have spent the last year designing and improving a test stand to begin the process of developing a fully functioning rocket