Join the EPFL Rocket Team

The EPFL Rocket Team is constantly recruiting new members in order to amplify the project.

If you are motivated and looking for a practical experience in addition to your classes, you are welcome to join our passionate family!

You will benefit from:

  • Working on a concrete project similar to the ones you will be engaging in during your career
  • Developing your teamwork and leadership skills
  • Growing your network, meeting new people and making friendships
  • Working with globally renown aeronautical and aerospace companies
  • A great experience to add to your CV

You also have the possibility of participating for credits as part of your Bachelor’s or Master’s project.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to join or if you have any question.

Management

Managing all the communication of EPFL Rocket Team, inside the EPFL Campus but also outside with news outlets. Actively creating and sharing content on our social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube…) as well as our website. Finding and organising events where the team can present all of its achievements

Skills and sections wanted: All sections; mastery of Microsoft Office suite, Adobe suite, WordPress, social media as well as fluency in both French and English

Finding new sponsors to help grow the project as well as managing relations with our current sponsors.

Skills and sections wanted: All sections; experience in project management

Managing the logistics (transport, food, accommodation…) for all events EPFL Rocket Team takes part in; such as the Spaceport America Cup in June, launches in Switzerland and Poland all year long.

Skills and sections wanted: All sections; fluency in French and English

Technical

Making sure everything fits into the rocket as well as coordinating all subsystems.

Skills and sections wanted: All sections; experience in project management

Ensuring the aerodynamics and rigidity of the rocket.

Skills and sections wanted: Mechanical & Material Engineering

Developing and testing a hybrid engine as well as the ground support equipment (GSE) for the Spaceport America Cup 2020 in the 10k feet SRAD (Student Research And Development) hybrid category.

Skills and sections wanted: Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical and Material Engineering, Electronics; essential bases of programming

Slowing down the rocket to ensure a secure landing.

Skills and sections wanted: Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Microengineering (Microtechnique)

The Avionics enable the rocket to know and send information about the rocket to the ground (position, speed, acceleration…) and control the Airbrakes accordingly. The Airbrakes help the rocket to reach a specific altitude by slowing it down thus increasing drag.

Skills and sections wanted: Mechanical & Material Engineering, Microengineering (Microtechnique), Physics, Electronics, SysCom, Computer Science; bases of programming

Designing and producing a scientific experiment which will be expelled from the rocket at the apogee. For example, we have designed a muon detector and a damping experiment with non-Newtonian fluids.

Skills and sections wanted: All sections; bases in programming

Receiving information from the rocket and displaying it. Working on a system to improve the localisation of the rocket from the ground with cameras.

Skills and sections wanted: Mechanical Engineering, Microengineering (Microtechnique), Physics, Electronics, SysCom, Computer Science; bases of programming

Developing flight simulators specific to our rockets and testing the resistance of different parts.

Skills and sections wanted: Microengineering (Microtechnique), Physics, Electronics, SysCom, Computer Science; bases of programming