ENGAGING STUDENTS IN SPACE TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS IN COLLABORATION WITH ACADEMIA AND INDUSTRY PARTNERS
WHO ARE WE ?
Our assocation, recognized by the EPFL, brings together about 200 students from EPFL but also from various Swiss schools and universities such as Unil, HEIG-VD OR ZHAW. We supervise three projects: a competition project, the aim of which is to design and launch a rocket in international competitions, a training project aimed at early bachelor students wishing to learn and train in rocket design, and a research and development project whose mission is to develop a system to re-land the competition rocket in the manner of SpaceX launchers.
The EPFL Rocket Team was founded in 2016 by students engineers who wanted to put their theoretical skills into pratice through an interdisciplinary project. They set themselves the challenge of participating in the largest international rocket launch competition, the Spaceport America Cup, taking place every year in the United States. Since then, our association has grown significantly and brings together young, ambitious and enterprising space enthusiasts who wish to train for careers in aerospace.