Founded in 2014, Eagle Space Flight Team (ESFT) has been working tirelessly to put a student-designed-and-built rocket into space.
Through rigorous research and the development of state-of-the-art technology, Eagle Space Flight Team aims to provide students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with the opportunity to apply knowledge learned in classes to a real application. While many teams around the world are competing in this collegiate space race, ESFT is motivated by its passion for space and its goal to provide students with a suborbital launch vehicle. Equipped with a university launch service, experimental and research payloads can be reliably flown at low cost compared to current flight opportunities.
Eagle Space Flight Team's primary objective is to successfully launch an entirely student-designed-and-built rocket past the Karman Line, an internationally-recognized boundary of space (100 km/328,084 ft), and recover it intact. ESFT is currently completing a feasibility review on the first launch mission—SpaceShot-1