The Space Exploration Society at Berkeley is the Berkeley chapter for The Planetary Society (TPS). Our main goal is to stimulate interest in a space-related career for students of all majors at University of California, Berkeley. We will accomplish our goals by forming a network of students interested in space, providing leadership opportunities, educating both students and non-students with scientific outreach, participating in space-related competitions (rocket-building, 3D printing, space policy), and interacting with professional organizations and companies. By inspiring the next generation of space scientists, we hope to accelerate the development and exploration of space.
Co-founded in October 2016, Space Enterprise at Berkeley is a student run liquid-fuel rocket team dedicated to achieving spaceflight and developing rocket technologies at the University of California, Berkeley. We are students from an amalgam of disciplines and studies, united by our passion for rocketry. From freshmen to seniors, mechanical engineers to genetics majors, and Californians to Australians, meet the Space Enterprise at Berkeley crew.
We are a group of passionate scientists who want to push the frontier of space research and the space industry. We are not a typical engineering club that focuses on a set competition but rather we focus on making strides in innovating space technologies. With projects ranging from a 3U CubeSat Quantum Gryoscope, launching Microgravity Experiments with a wide variety of research experiments inside, a High Altitude Balloon program, and even an Autonomous Resource Rover to explore rover designs, make it ISRU capable and autonomous.
Space Technologies And Rocketry at Berkeley, or STAR, is UC Berkeley’s premier competition high-power rocketry team. STAR boasts the longest and most successful launch history on campus, with a total of six complete vehicles engineered over our half decade lifetime. These vehicles have been completely student designed and tested, from our in-house avionics to our liquid-fuel propulsion to our array of payloads — ranging from microbial power cells to rocket-deployed aircraft. STAR also boasts the longest competition history on campus, having previously launched as NASA Student Launch, and now participating in the ESRA Spaceport America Cup.
We spend each year designing, manufacturing, testing, and flying aircraft in preparation for the SAE International Aero-Design West competition each Spring. The rules of the competition teach our team to optimize our engineering and design abilities in a payload optimization and humanitarian themed environment against other universities from around the world.
We are a student organization dedicated to providing a central resource for unmanned aerial vehicle development and flight at UC Berkeley. We produce novel vehicles, advanced software, aerial photography and video content, and even race our drones.
Flying at Berkeley is a community of UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty who are either licensed or aspiring pilots!