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 founded in November 2015 by a group of 12 ambitious Mechanical Engineering students.

Their primary goal was to construct an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to represent the team in the Air Cargo Challenge 2017, an international student competition, where the main objective is to design and build a UAV with the greatest possible payload. Today Aeronautics project is representing the team in Air Cargo Challenge 2022.

Euroavia A.S. Thessaloniki

March 8, 2016

In March 2016, A.S.A.T. became an official member of Euroavia. Euroavia is the European Association of Aerospace Students and consists of more than 2000 students from 42 universities in 18 different countries.

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

Since 2016, A.S.A.T.'s members are actively involved in events organized by Euroavia, reinforcing the team’s international activity.

Rocketry is born

October 12, 2016

In October 2016, A.S.A.T. founded the first Rocketry team in Greece, aiming at conducting research and experiments on the area of rocket science, which had not been studied extensively in Greece by that time. Later on, as the team evolved and gained experience, participating in the international rocket competition Spaceport America Cup became one of the main priorities which was achieved in 2021 where the team participated and took 20th place in the world rankings and 9th in its category. Today Rocketry project has been accepted to EuRoC– European Rocketry Challenge, the first university rocket launch competition in Europe.

 

CubeSat is born

August 19, 2016

In the course of time and as the team matured, the idea of constructing the first nano-satellite in Thessaloniki was born, with the ultimate goal of introducing space technology to students. Thus, the CubeSat Project was created, with the aspiration to study the nano-satellite and its scientific applications.

Our team today

January 20, 2020

To this day, the team consists of more than 60 members from different academic backgrounds, ranging from polytechnic to economics-related fields of study. A.S.A.T. has two technical projects conducting research and expanding under its umbrella - the Aeronautics and Rocketry Projects. Since January 2021, the AcubeSAT Project decided to resume its efforts of developing a nano-satellite under the name of a new team, called SpaceDot.

We continue to develop rapidly, accomplishing the existing goals and setting new, more challenging ones. At the same time, we remain loyal to our vision, which is to give students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the fields of Aerospace and Rocketry Engineering, thus contributing to their spread at a national level.