Bronco Space | Dreamed, Designed, and Built by Students at Cal Poly Pomona
Dreaming of Space
You’ve probably dreamed of this. Been mesmerized by the twists and turns of the clouds. Been inspired by the majesty of modern rockets. Imagined the thrill of exploring the vast expanses of outer space. We've had those dreams too, and at Bronco Space we are working hard to bring those dreams within our grasp.
Sparking New Beginnings
Ten Feet, Ten Seconds, Ten Times, in Ten Days. It's a bold goal, but inspired by the incredible performances of New Space Industry leaders, like SpaceX and Blue Origin, that is what Bronco Space's Project Phoenix hops to one day achieve. Hovering ten feet off the ground for ten seconds might be a trivial task for a drone or hummingbird, but a monumental task for a liquid fueled reusable rocket engine producing 1,000 newtons of force dreamed, designed, and build by undergraduate students.
In the next year contributions that support Project Phoenix will anchor the team with a strong foundation for success as they move through preliminary designs.
Journeying to the Edge of Space
Balloon Launch Assessment Directive for Everyone (BLADE) is the skills development project for Bronco Space. While we all dream of sailing across the stars one day, we must first reach for the edge of space. BLADE allows new members of the club to be interactive with a project on Day 1 in addition to learning important engineering and teamwork skills. Though a year-long design competition teams follow a hands-on process to design, build, and launch a scientific mission to the edge of space via a high altitude balloon. Contributions that support the BLADE project provide the backbone for new students to take their dreams and reach 100,000ft closer to the heavens above.