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 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.

How much time am I expected to invest for STA ?

Depending on the team you would be joining, you can expect to spend between 8 and 20 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

STAHR

Experiment Designer
Mechanical Systems

Design the payload experiment to be flown on the STAHR rocket to make a scientific contribution to the project.

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Electronics Engineer
Mechanical Systems

Design and build the next and improved version of the electronics to evaluate the performance of the STAHR parachutes.

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Structural Engineer – Fin Section
Structures

Be responsible for the design, simulation and testing of the parts you are working on, especially the fin section of the rocket will be the focus of your work.

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Structural Engineer – Body Tubes
Structures

Be responsible for the further development of the rocket body tubes, especially the manufacturing and testing will be the focus of your work.

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Structural Engineer – Adhesives
Structures

Adhesives play an important role for the construction of our rocket. Help us with simulations, assembly planning and testing of the adhesive bonding.

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Software Engineer
Electronics

There is no successful launch of a rocket without any software. Help program our systems needed to safely start a rocket.

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Hardware Engineer
Electronics

Design, build and test a system which will be used to safely launch and recover a rocket.

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Communications Engineer
Electronics

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

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TRACE

Simulation Engineer
Simulations Team

Simulate and predict the trajectory of the reentry vehicle, together with other members of the simulations team.

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Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Team

Optimize, simulate and manufacture existing experiment components.

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Software Engineer
Electronics Team

Designing communication packages, programm the onboard electronics and qualify the electronics for flight.

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AQUILA

Testing and Launch Operations
Recovery

Be responsible for the recovery system including cord system management as well as parachute manufacturing and operations, ensuring a safe landing of the rocket.

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AQUIS

Mechanical Engineer
Structures

Even weightless satellites need a solid foundation.

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Thermal Simulations Engieer
Simulations

Carefully analyse the temperature of the satellite's components. This information is vital for each system's functionality!

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Aerodynamics Engineer
Simulations

In orbit, we will encounter free molecular flow that will slow us down and rotate us. Are you ready to calculate it?

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Propulsion Development Engineer
Propulsion

You will be part of a whole new sub-team, which is set to develop one of the world's smallest propulsion technologies!

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Mission Analyst
Mission Analysis

Join us and design the satellite's mission, spacecraft operations and de-orbiting strategy!

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Electronics Engineer
Electronics

Design the brain and heart of our satellite!

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Structures and Mechanical Systems
Mechanical

Even weightless satellites need a solid foundation.

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Electrical Power System
Hardware

Ohne Strom, wär hier gar nichts los!

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Communications Engineer
Comms

Build up the communication system and design the communication process for an orbital spacecraft!

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ALYA

Open Application
General

You will become part of an interdisciplinary team mastering the challenge of launching an actively stabilized rocket

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Marketing

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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Videographer
Organisation & Marketing (O&M)

In a world of social media and youtube, (short) videos are as important as never befor. Join us and organize, shoot and edit videos from our porjects and events.

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Sponsoring
Sponsoring

Be our connection to the industry by staying in touch with our industry partners as well as look for new ones.

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Graphic Designer
Design

Graphic design and photography, work closely with social media and web design ...

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Marketing - Co-Team Lead
Marketing

You will be working with the marketing team, advising your team members on the next steps for a better representation of Space Team Aachen and on how to manage our communication, both internal and external.

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Rover

Electrical Engineer
Hardware

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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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