Welcome to Propulsion, Aeronautics, and Rocket Systems Engineering at Caltech


PARSEC is Caltech’s student-led rocketry organization, developing liquid-propelled rockets from scratch for intercollegiate competitions.


Space is a hot topic right now.

With more aerospace startups than ever before, we want to make sure our members are ready to enter the field and lead the way to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond!


Designed to combust methane and liquid oxygen at 550psi to produce 800lbf of thrust, Valkyrie-I is the metal 3D printed engine being developed by PARSEC for the FAR/MARS competition.