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.
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.
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.
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.
In order for us to be able to organize events and take part in competitions, the membership to STA costs 2€ 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.
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.
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
An association is only as good as its network. So help us expand and ensure a stable future for rocketry in Aachen!
Social media is one of the most important marketing channels of STA. Are you ready to engage, enlighten and encourage the community?
A picture is worth a thousand words. Join us as a photo/videographer and polish STA with your creative outcome.
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?
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.
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?
You would like to lead and assist STA with your marketing skills? Become our Marketing Co-Lead!
Having a good web presence in the digital age is a must have. Help us maintain and improve this and interal sites.
Help design and build the payload experiment and support the manufacturing of the recovery system.
Be a contributor to our missions success and perform simulations that determine the altitude, acceleration, velocity and more of STAHRs' trajectory.
Be the driving force behind our rocket! Join us in the Engine Section and ignite innovation as we engineer the shell of the heart
Join our team and contribute to the advancement of rocket engineering as you develop methodology for vibration simulation and testing in rocket structures within the STAHR project. Gain valuable hands-on experience and secure a PA/BA/MA with the IKV.
Create a section of the rocket for easy access to internal components and systems, ensuring efficient maintenance and troubleshooting.
Contribute to the design and fabrication of propellant tanks, ensuring durability and reliability for successful space missions.
Design and construct the rocket's main structural component, ensuring durability and stability during flight.
Design and implement aerodynamic fins for optimal rocket performance and stability.
There is no successful launch of a rocket without any software. Help program our systems needed to safely start a rocket.
Design, build and test a system which will be used to safely launch and recover a rocket.
We are responsible for most electrical systems including avionics, telemetry as well as recovery. Despite that, working on the ground station and getting good footage of and from our rocket is another key role of ours
You will work on tasks like building and improving the test infrastructure for our rocket engine and the actual testing of the engines itself. Testing is key to get the valuable input for our iterative development of the engine.
As a design and manufacturing engineer, you will be part of the propulsion team responsible for the development of the propulsion system that will lift the hopper off the ground.
As a Propulsion Team member, you will be part of the team responsible for the development of the rocket engine and propulsion system that will lift the hopper of the ground.
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.
If you don’t quite know yet if you would like to focus more on software or hardware, this application is for you. If you are highly motivated, you can join the team first and determine your field of interest in the first few months.
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.
Every project requires a robust software. Join our software team and support them in the development of the rover's firmware and more.
You enjoy working on developing computer vision alorithms and machine learning models? Then join the software team of SCORPIUS!
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.
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.
This position in the mechanical team of the project SCORPIUS involves the design of a robotic arm that is able to collect samples and interact with different haptic elements.
You enjoy designing and manufacturing mechanical systems? Then join the mechanical team of SCORPIUS!
This position in the mechanical team of the project SCORPIUS involves the design of a drilling system that is able to collect a variety of deep surface samples.
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.
As digital control systems are very complex, we need your support in establishing a robust processing platform that can help us in achieving our goal of an autonomous rover.
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.
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.
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.
Join our highly motivated Team exploring TVC technology and design the circurcuits and avionics for our next mission.
Join our highly motivated team exploring TVC technology and develop the needed software to make our avionics system come to life.
You will become part of an interdisciplinary team mastering the challenge of launching an actively stabilized rocket
Your interests don't match the above positions, but you're eager to join us? Then feel free to send us an open application!