Lander Testbed

Mission Statement:

“Demonstrate the need for ‘greener’ launch decisions through the design and development of propulsive technologies for implementation onto reusable vehicles”

About Lander Testbed

The SEDS UCSD RLT serves as the center for gimballed and throttled flight for all SEDS projects.

This in-house R&D skunkworks team specializes in active engine controls, such as throttling and thrust vectoring, with the work being done now focused towards our pathfinder vehicle Odyssey

Odyssey is a bi-propellant LOX-LCH4 sounding vehicle designed for suborbital flights up to 60k ft with powered landings. We hope to conduct our first throttled static fires accompanied by TVC this coming summer, with the goal of our first powered launches in Spring 2022.

Current Team Members

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Tristan Kinney
Tristan Kinney
Project Manager
Francis Doctolero
Francis Doctolero
Controls Engineer Lead
Jonathan Van Hyning
Jonathan Van Hyning
Structures Lead
Darrell Chua-Yun-Da
Darrell Chua-Yun-Da
Electronics Lead
Setekh Karaismailoglu
Setekh Karaismailoglu
Structures simulations
Stella Yee
Stella Yee
Structures
Brendan Mah
Brendan Mah
Plumbing
Sam Chen
Sam Chen
Electronics
Derek Chen
Derek Chen
Structures
Connor Kuczynski
Connor Kuczynski
Simulations
From left to right, top row: Stella Yee, Kenneth Wah, Jessie Ouyang, Darell Chua-Yun-Da, Sam Chen, Meghaj Vadlaputi, Edmund Liebert III, Omeed Shahhosseini, Ben Walton bottom row: Setekh Karaismailoglu, Connor Kuczynski, Derek Chen, Anannaya Vij, Jonathan Van Hyning, Tristan Kinney, Etienne Lafayette Rimmele, Brendan Mah, Francis Doctolero

Previous Members

KENNETH WAH TRISHA NGUYEN BREANA GUERRERO JENNIFER HERNANDEZ MORA
PEDRO BERNAL