RIT Launch Initiative


Student Hall for Exploration and Development - A950

From drawing board to launch pad, the RIT Launch Initiative is a student-run club committed to providing members avenues for innovation and experience through real world applications. We are continuously building upon the skills of our members and the knowledge base of our teams, with the eventual goal of developing a rocket that successfully reaches space. At our booth visitors will be able to get a close look at a majority of our rockets and projects, both in progress and completed. RIT Launch members will provide top of the line information about the modern high powered rocketry field and all its facets; including solid and liquid propulsion, avionics and flight hardware, composites manufacturing, the physics of rocket-flight, and so much more!

Launch Initiative's primary logo.

Group of people posing for a team photo in the Gordon Field House during ImagineRIT 2023.

Our team!

Desert landscape with blue sky, rocket flying up on the right of the picture.

The moment our 2023 competition rocket, KONG, took to the skies.


Student Hall for Exploration and Development - A950


Wynter Petersen
Aaron Chan
Ben Hyman
Alexis Smith
Domenic Cacace
Donovan Barros
Jaden Solomon
Jonah Gimmi
Katie Beck
Louis Fleisher
Patrick Killian
Riley Quinn
Yevgeniy Gorbachev
Kyle Scher

Michael Buffalin IV

We are a student performance team based out of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Exhibit Website

Thank you to all of our sponsors!