Aquila Maris is Space Team Aachen’s new Rocket project, scheduled to launch from the new German Offshore Spaceport in the North Sea as part of Demo Mission #1 organized by GOSA, the German offshore spaceport alliance. Building on the design our student team has developed for its participation at the Spaceport America Cup2023, the planned launch from a floating sea platform and subsequent recovery of our rocket from the middle of the ocean results in a completely new set of challenges to resolve.
SEA Recovery in 10 km radius
In October2021, a completely new team of inexperienced but highly motivated students was recruited for what was then become project Aquila, giving them a chance to glimpse into the world of engineering and project management. After 2 long years of growing and maturing in their academic careers and within the project, the team of 23 RWTH and FH students was finally able to test their design at the SAC 2023 in New Mexico and bringing the project Aquila to an end in September 2023. After coming back to Aachen and taking a well-deserved vacation, the Team got the opportunity to work together with GOSA on their Demo Mission #1, the first demonstration for Germany's first commercial Spaceport by launching a suborbital rocket in May 2024. Most of the Team behind project Aquila now works on designing and building Aquila Maris, improving the rocket in every way. We are looking forward to a successful launch and thrilled to take part in this historic Mission.
Aquila Team after Critical Design Review
Rollout Event before Spaceport America Cup
Assembly practice day
Test Flight in Munich
Aquila on its way to the launch pad at SAC
CO2 Ejection System getting tested before flight
Interested in launching the first student-built rocket from sea? We still have open positions!