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2019 Documents

Flight Readiness Review




Critical Design Review




Delta Presentation

Preliminary Design Review




Project Proposal


Meet the Team

Student Leaders


Christos (CJ) Liopyros

President, Outreach Team Leader, Safety Officer

CJ Liopyros is a senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He plans to pursue both work and graduate studies in the aerospace field upon graduation. He has a wide variety of interests in aerospace including aerodynamics, control systems, and propulsion. CJ is the student team leader of the 2019 NASA Student Launch competition, and will be working to ensure that this project is used as a high-quality educational tool for students that are interested in aerospace.


Nicholas Lamberson

Vice President - SAP Team Leader

Nicholas Lamberson is a senior pursuing a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering. His interests lie in propulsion, computational methods, and thermofluids. He is currently a MEC and Physics tutor through the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


John Park


John Park is a senior Mechanical Engineering student in the accelerated ME BE program and hopes to obtain a PhD in the field. He is currently interested in a variety of fields such as numerical methods, computer-aided engineering, and aerodynamics. He is currently doing research in mechanical engineering and enjoys drawing.


Timothy Law


Timothy Law is a senior pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Among other things, Tim's interests in the aerospace field lie primarily in propulsion. He previously interned at AECOM Tishman and is currently working as a media system engineering assistant.


Yongxin (Jack) Guo

Overall Design Leader

Yongxin Guo is a senior in mechanical engineering. He is interested in robotics and aerospace engineering. He has done research in robotics, serving as a technical advisor and a teaching assistant for two robotics courses. He also served as one of judges in his high school robotics competition. He has participated in the Reusable Abstract Manufacturing Process (RAMP) competition with his teammates and been selected as a finalist to present his work at the Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference of 2018.


Jun (Albert) Yang

Payload System Leader, Safety Officer

Albert Yang is currently a senior pursuing a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering. He formerly served as a petty officer of the third class in the U.S. Navy. His interests lie in robotics design and internal combustion engines. He plans to pursue graduate study in these fields later on. He currently researches robotics with Professor Chakraborty.

Brayan Ruiz Arias

Recovery and Navigation (R&N) Leader, Website/Social Media (WSM) Leader

Brayan Ruiz Arias is currently a senior pursuing a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has plenty of experience as an IT professional, from making web applications to setting up corporate computer networks. He is interested in CAD/CAM design, computer programming, and numerous topics in the thermofluids field.

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