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 primary mission objective is to successfully launch and recover an entirely student-designed and -fabricated rocket past the recognized boundary of space at 100 km (328,084 ft).

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.