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Aerospace Team Graz

The Aerospace Team Graz is an interdisciplinary team of students with the goal of developing a new rocket every year and participating with it in international competitions.

Over 80 students from various disciplines are working together in the non-profit association to achieve this goal.

The rockets are developed and constructed in different modules:

  • Aerostructure: The aerostructure module is dealing with the outer design of the rocket to ensure its basic flight stability, from the nose cone to the fins at the rear. First, the design is tested in simulations, then a prototype is constructed and put to test in the wind tunnel and in field experiments. In addition, all manufactured components must be integrated into the outer shell and basic structure of the rocket. The reduction of weight and the balancing of the missile's centre of gravity are of great importance.
  • Avionics: The avionics module is focusing on the rocket’s hardware and software. In addition to the sensors and main computer, they are working on rocket control, data transmission and visualisation.
  • Propulsion: The propulsion module is about designing and manufacturing the rocket engine, which includes dealing with additive manufacturing processes, fluid mechanics and different materials.
  • Recovery: In order to bring the rocket safely down to the ground again, in the recovery module parachutes are developed along with devising their anchorage and ejection systems.
  • System Engineers: The system engineering module is dealing with coordinating and optimising the overall process by means of thorough project, risk, time and resource management.

Our Safety Officers ensures the safety of the entire Aerospace Team Graz when testing and handling hazardous substances.

The Business Team is divided into Marketing and System Administration:

  • Marketing: The responsibilities of the Marketing module include managing the social media channels, public relations and newsletter marketing. In addition, members of the module can build up skills in event management by organising different events, such as the flyout.
  • System Administration: Our system administrators are responsible for all our IT systems and thus enable the work of the other groups.

The Aerospace Team Graz also benefits from the help of an Advisory Board, a committee of supporters who monitor progress at technical reviews and support the students with their feedback and experiences.

Launch of two rockets
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Profile

  • Name: Aerospace Team Graz - ASTG
  • Field of action: Development and construction of a rocket for participation in international competitions such as the European Rocketry Challenge (EuRoC).
  • Contact:
  • Target group: motivated students of all fields of study at universities in Graz who are interested in the developments and construction of a rocket or who would like to actively support the association in marketing
Stefan Weiss
Stefan Weiss, President ASTG

Space travel is booming – again! Seemingly dormant for a long period of time, interest in the sector has reawakened with a vengeance. The list of planned missions is extensive, ranging from space tourism to scientific projects and even to putting the first humans on Mars. The interest in this sector shows no signs of shrinking and, in fact, it has enormous growth potential.

At Aerospace Team Graz, we are involved in the development and construction of rockets and all associated subsystems. For this reason, students from almost all fields of study make up the team. This gives them the chance to jointly apply the theoretical knowledge from their studies in practice and to gain a lot of experience.

In about 5 billion years, the sun will make it impossible to live in our solar system. By that point in time, it would be good if we have left our system and be well on our way to a new one. So we had better hurry…there is not much time left!

From design to launch - students from a wide range of disciplines at TU Graz are developing rockets for the Spaceport America Cup 2022.

Interested?

If you are just as enthusiastic as we are about aerospace and can imagine getting involved in a student team, ASTG is the right place for you!

Take the chance and gain practical experience during your studies or write your Bachelor or Master thesis at Aerospace Team Graz. Whether you choose one of the technical modules or you want to get involved in marketing, at ASTG you have the opportunity to gain new skills and take on new perspectives.

Become part of the team, meet new people and build a rocket!

Contact the team: visit the website www.astg.at or send us an e-mail at infonoSpam@astg.at.

The team members are developing a new rocket to take part in the European Rocketry Challenge (EuRoC) in Portugal in October 2022.

Activities

  • Development and construction of rockets and rocket components
  • Participation in international competitions
  • Research and development in the field of aerospace (Bachelor's and Master's theses)
  • Cooperation with technical colleges (Cubesat projects)
  • Team building events

Achievements

In October 2021, Aerospace Team Graz took part for the first time in the European Rocketry Challenge (EuRoC) in the 3km category self-developed solid propulsion. With its AVES rocket, the team won the Technical Award for the best technical documentation.