Student Initiatives

Space is no longer reserved for nations or large private companies. Private student initiatives are now able to take part in the space industry, thanks to rockets and satellites becoming cheaper due to new technologies.

TU Wien Space Team

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The TU Wien Space Team is a student organisation focussing on aerospace and space engineering at the TU Wien. Its more than 100 voluntary members work on several complex engineering projects like sounding rockets and their engines, small satellites and other aircraft. Students have the opportunity to gain relevant experience in different areas of (aero-)space engineering and participate in international competitions. Due to close cooperation with more than 50 partners and sponsors ambitious projects are possible. For example, the team is currently developing a suborbital liquid propellant rocket, a two-staged sounding rocket aiming for the European altitude record for student teams and a second cubesat.

Aerospace Team Graz

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The Aerospace Team Graz is a team of motivated students of the TU Graz that aspire to build an aerospaceteam. Their current project is the development of a rocket in order to participate at the Spaceport America Cup in 2021. They are starting their first prototype this year with a purchased solid-state engine in order to test all systems and to understand the overall system. In parallel, they will develop their own hybrid rocket engine.