Join Our Team

You are a highly motivated student in Aachen who wants to work on aerospace projects? Space Team Aachen offers the opportunity to work on diverse space-related projects.

How to join STA ?

If you're interested in our projects and would like to join our endeavour, you have to apply for a membership. You can either apply for one of our open positions, or send us a spontaneous application for the project or task of your choice. You just need to let us know what you would like to work on! An application typically entails your CV and a text letting us know why you want to join STA and what you would like to work on. You can find all the information on the application process and what documents you need to send us on our "join us" page.

Do I have to study engineering to join STA ?

Absolutely not! Any student can join our association, regardless of their studies. As long as you are registered at the FH or RWTH Aachen, you're good to go.

Can I join STA if I have no previous knowledge in rocketry ?

Of course! Close to noone joins STA having previous experience with designing and building rocket or space experiments. If you're willing to learn and put in the necessary work, anything is possible.

Does the membership cost anything ?

In order for us to be able to organize events and take part in competitions, the membership to STA costs 5 € a month. In exchange for this small amount, we are able to work on incredible projects and get to organize events where the association pays for food and beverages.

How much time am I expected to invest for STA ?

Depending on the team and position you would be joining, you can expect to spend between 6 and 10 hours a week working on your project. This is of course just a ballpark estimate as your workload depends on many factors such as the task you would be taking on, the project schedule, your availability, etc. At the end of the day, how much work you put in is up to you. Nevertheless, if you intend on making a difference for the team, you will have to work reliably.

How can I support STA ?

If you are unable to join STA but would still like to support us in our activities, feel free to make a donation to our association

Current Open positions

AQUIS

Electrical Testing Engineer
Testing

Test all systems and components of the satellite to make sure it works in space!

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Electric Propulsion Engineer
Propulsion

Join us developing our cutting-edge propulsion system ARI (Aachen Research Ion-Thruster)!

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Communications Teamlead
Communications & Operations

Lead our Communications & Operations team and develop the software for the communications system!

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Attitude Control Designer
ADCS

Join our Attitude Determination and Control System team and help develop the controller necessary to manage the satellite's attitude in space!

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Hopper

Open Application
General

Even if there isn't a specific job listing that matches your interests, we encourage you to apply for the Hopper Project. Your unique talents and perspective could be exactly what we need to innovate. Don't hesitate to submit your application - application@sta.rwth-aachen.de

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Software Engineer
Electronics

As a software developer for the Hopper Project, you will be part of the electronics team responsible for coding microcontrollers, developing control and analysis software for both, the rocket and ground segments, and designing the internal communication infrastructure using various bus systems. Additionally, you may have the opportunity to work on tasks in other areas, for example in the hardware department, if you are willing.

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Hardware Engineer
Electronics

As a hardware engineer for the Hopper Project, you will be part of the electronics team responsible for designing the electrical components, testing the different subsystems, designing PCBs and much more. Additionally, you may have the opportunity to work on tasks in other areas, such as in the software department, if you are willing.

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Marketing

Sponsorship Officer
Sponsoring

An association is only as good as its network. So help us expand and ensure a stable future for rocketry in Aachen!

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Social Media Officer
Social Media

Social media is one of the most important marketing channels of STA. Are you ready to engage, enlighten and encourage the community?

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Photo-/Videographer
Photo/Video

A picture is worth a thousand words. Join us as a photo/videographer and polish STA with your creative outcome.

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Merchandise Officer
Merchandise

As a merchandise officer you will perform your creativity and skills from stickers to hoodies and patches. What else can bring a team together other than team merch?

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Event Coordinator
Events

Are you a fan of good networking events, socialization and people? As an event coordinator, you will make your and STA's dreams come true.

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Marketing Officer
Marketing

What separates good content from great content is a willingness to take risks and push the envelope. Wanna become our marketing officer and make people open the envelope to rocketry and aerospace science?

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Web Development
Organisation & Marketing (O&M)

Having a good web presence in the digital age is a must have. Help us maintain and improve this and interal sites.

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Scorpius

Software Engineer
Software

Every project requires a robust software. Join our software team and support them in the development of the rover's firmware and more.

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Machine learning and Computer Vision
Software

You enjoy working on developing computer vision alorithms and machine learning models? Then join the software team of SCORPIUS!

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Ground Control Station UI Developer
Software

This position in the software team of the project SCORPIUS involves the development of a graphical user interface for real time data visualization and rover control.

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Control and Navigation
Software

For the software team of the SCORPIUS project we are looking for talented people who want to develop navigation algorithms with the help of sensor fusion techniques.

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Hardware Engineer - Motor Control
Avionics

You enjoy working with all kinds of electrical motors and their associated control circuits? Then you should join and help us with the design of an unique motor control architecture.

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Electronics Engineer - Power System
Avionics

If you enjoy working with battery systems and would like to participate in the design process of highly efficient voltage regulators, you should join us in the Power System group.

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Electrical Engineer
Avionics

As rovers aren't your everyday object it takes some creativity to design their electronics. Become a part of this new project and lay the foundation for our first autonomous vehicle.

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Communications Engineer
Avionics

Assist us in the design process of a robust wireless communication system that would allow a real time connection between the rover and a ground station under all possible circumstances.

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Special Events

Sponsorship Manager
BVSR Conference 2025

Drive sponsorship acquisition and relations, developing strategies to secure and retain sponsors

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Public Relations Manager
BVSR Conference 2025

Lead our communication efforts, managing media relations and creating engaging content to promote the conference

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Logistics Manager
BVSR Conference 2025

Ensure seamless event logistics, from venue setup to compliance with safety standards

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IT Specialist
BVSR Conference 2025

Support all technical aspects of the conference, from system setups to website and application development

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Head Organizer
BVSR Conference 2025

Spearhead the conference's strategic planning, team leadership, and execution to ensure success

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Financial Overseer
BVSR Conference 2025

Manage the financial health of the conference, including budgeting, transactions, and financial reporting.

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Catering Manager
BVSR Conference 2025

Oversee all catering operations, from menu planning to vendor coordination, ensuring high-quality dining experiences

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STAHR

Software Developer
Simulations

Develop a software structure and graphical user interface for our aerodynamic analysis of STAHR

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TRACE

Pre-Development Simulation Engineer
Simulation

You will work in the pre-development of a transpiration cooling system for the successor of the TRACE project.

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AQUILA MARIS

No open positions.

Your interests don't match the above positions, but you're eager to join us? Then feel free to send us an open application!
application@sta.rwth-aachen.de