Establishment of A.S.A.T.

November 13, 2015

A.S.A.T. (Aristotle Space & Aeronautics Team) is the first Aerospace student team in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. It was created in November of 2015 by a group of 12 ambitious Mechanical Engineering students.

Their primary aim was to construct an unmanned aerial vehicle for its participation in the Air Cargo Challenge 2017, an international student competition with the main objective to design and build a UAV with the highest possible payload.

Euroavia A.S. Thessaloniki

March 8, 2016

Since March 2016, A.S.A.T. is an official member of Euroavia. Euroavia is the European Association of Aerospace Students and it consists of more than 2000 students from 38 universities in 19 different countries.

The official integration of the team in Euroavia was completed with the International Event. It was a 5-day symposium in Thessaloniki, Greece, organized by A.S.A.T.’s members with the topic “UAVs; an emerging market in the aerospace industry”. The participants were Euroavia’s members from all over the world, who had the chance to attend lectures, visit Greek aerospace companies, participate in various workshops, and also to get to know the city of Thessaloniki along with A.S.A.T.’s members.

From 2016 until today, the team’s members are constantly involved in the events of Euroavia, reinforcing the team’s international activity.

CubeSat is born

August 19, 2016

In the course of time, as the team upgrew, the idea of constructing the first nanosatellite in Thessaloniki was born, with an outer goal to introduce space technology to students. Thus, the CubeSat sub-team was created, with the aspiration to study the nanosatellite and its scientific purposes.

Rocketry is born

October 12, 2016

In October of 2016, A.S.A.T. founded the first Rocketry team in Greece. The primary goal was to research and study the unknown, for greek standards, area of rocket science. Later on, the participation in the international rocket competition Spaceport America Cup, which takes place in summer of 2019 in the USA, became the basic goal.

Our team today

September 27, 2018

Now, the team consists of more than 50 members from the departments of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Civil Engineering, Architectural department, but also from the department of Journalism. A.S.A.T. has three technical projects, Aeronautics, CubeSat, and Rocketry, whereas a Public Relations team has been created, which is responsible for the reassurance of the team’s collaboration with companies and corporations that can contribute to equipment and technical know-how.

A.S.A.T. is now developing rapidly, accomplishing its goals and setting new ones. However, its main intent is to give students the opportunity to get to know the scientific field of Aerospace Engineering and to work hands-on it.