SEDS UCSD, or Students for the Exploration and Development of Space at the University of California, San Diego, is a collection of motivated, passionate students determined to complement our studies with meaningful projects.
Colossus is a fully operational static fire test stand, providing invaluable data for innovative liquid bi-prop rocket engines. Built on a trailer for extreme mobility, Colossus eliminates the hours of prep spent on traditional test systems for engines in a typical collegiate/amateur thrust class.
SEDS UCSD has been known for its groundbreaking, 3D-printed engines. These include Triteia’s Callan, Ignus of Vulcan-I, Ignus-II of Vulcan-II, and the Eos-I and Nephas engines currently in development.
Vulcan-II is currently in development and set to launch in 2021. It will be powered by the second iteration of our Ignus engine. Optimized for a higher thrust and pressure, the Ignus-II engine will launch a newly designed rocket to a target altitude of 45,000 ft.
Collaborating with UCSD’s Formula SAE Team and the IDEA Engineering Student Center’s freshman scholars, the Female Engineering Mentorship focuses on providing opportunities to young engineers of diverse backgrounds. Paired with a SEDS mentor, members of each year’s cohort will work on technical design challenges, benefit from the community’s collective experiences, and eventually assimilate into SEDS and Triton Racing project teams.