Buckeye Space Launch Initiative
The Buckeye Space Launch Initiative (BSLI) is an interdisciplinary organization of over 100 ambitious undergraduate students with a shared vision of student-led spaceflight. Our mission is to launch high powered rockets and foster the growth of talented individuals from diverse backgrounds in pursuit of reaching space. To engage with the world of intercollegiate rocketry, we participate in the international Spaceport America Cup annually. Our work spans all types of engineering disciplines, including propulsion systems, avionics, telemetry, aerodynamics, control systems, structures, and manufacturing techniques. In 2017, BSLI won first place at the Spaceport America Cup in the 30,000 ft SRAD category.
In order to compete each year, we rely on support from private and corporate sponsors to help us make The Buckeye Space Launch Initiative a great experience for all participating students. Contributions not only allow us to apply knowledge and academic experience to real world problems, but also builds traits of teamwork, determination, creativity, and leadership in a collaborative environment. We strive to maintain a close bond with our sponsors so that benefits are realized for both parties. As the team expands as expected, further perks and opportunities for sponsor publicity may arise.
With your contributions, our team can continue to grow and help students find interest in rocketry. Through your donations, you will help us promote space exploration and rocketry here at The Ohio State University. For more information, please visit us at our website.