Illinois Space Society
About Illinois Space Society
The Illinois Space Society was founded at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in September 2003 by Kirk Kittell and Derek Meyer. ISS was created to develop a network of students and members of the surrounding community who are interested in space exploration and development.
The purposes of ISS are to ...
- Create a network of space supporters in the Champaign-Urbana area
- To serve the community through educational outreach, and
- To provide supporters with resources that will assist them in following their dreams in the field of space exploration.
The Illinois Space Society has been a proud member of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) since November 2003 and has been a member of Engineering Council Since 2003
UIUC Space Society Hosted the 2010 SpaceVision
USLI - This year Illinois Space Society is competing in the NASA University Student Launch Initiative. Some Basic requirements for our new rocket include a max altitude of one mile, a landing radius of 2500ft from the pad with a 10 mi/h wind, and numerous written reports and educational outreach. The test flight is TBA and the competition launch will take place on Saturday April 16th 2011.
Mocket - Last year (2009) ISS launched its first rocket will the goal to break the speed of sound, aka Mocket. The launch took place at Indiana's ThunderStruck 2010. Mocket achieved a max speed of 362 m/s (810 mi/h) at an altitude of 1100 ft broke the sound barrier with a speed of Mach 1.07. No injuries were sustained upon its landing and Mocket is ready to try on a bigger engine.
Officers & Key People
Director: Coralie Jackman
Treasurer: David Slaby
Technical Director: Jason Goerlich
Educational Outreach: Jason Hewkin
Secretary: Sarah Barrett
Social Director: Wahab Alshahin
Educational Outreach: Keli Patterson
Corporate Director: Jerome Orzech
AEAUB Representative: Tucker Gritton
Engineering Council Representative: Eric Reisenbuckler
SEDS Representative: Mike Hardisty
Webmaster: Max Pappas
Images of the Illinois Space Society can be found here: http://gallery.seds.org/gallery/v/SEDS-USA/Chapters/illinois/
Images from SpaceVision 2010 can be found here: http://gallery.seds.org/gallery/v/SEDS-USA/Conferences/SpaceVision/SpaceVision2010/