The University of Southern California’s Rocket Propulsion Laboratory is an undergraduate research laboratory that designs, builds and tests experimental rocketry and propulsion hardware.


RPL’s mission objective is to explore next-generation space exploration technologies in an amateur, student-driven context.

In addition, RPL aims to provide students the opportunity to apply knowledge taught in the classroom to a project with both tangible challenges and tangible results, as well as to provide an academically stimulating environment comprised of ideas from different disciplines and levels of experience.