Aeronautics

Aeronautics | Meet the Structural Team

When somebody thinks of designing an aircraft, they usually believe it’s a job that requires solely aerodynamic studies, graphic modelling and some imagination. However, there is more into it. The Aerodynamics sub team is indeed responsible for conducting the studies, but they do not design every aspect and detail of Read more…

Aeronautics

Aeronautics | Meet the Aerodynamics Team

Each airplane before reaching the manufacturing stage goes through the long design process. The Aerodynamics sub-team has a primary role in design. Initially, aerodynamics is defined as the specific field of fluid mechanics that deals with the movement of fluids, in particular air, around bodies. This motion generates forces that Read more…

Aeronautics

Aurora’s First Flight Is Completed!

On May 25, Aeronautics team visited Larissa for Aurora’s first flight. Aurora is an Unnamed Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Glider type and constitutes one of our two participations at this year’s Air Cargo Challenge (ACC) in Stuttgart. At the same time, Nephele, which is our second participation of a different design, Read more…

Rocketry

Rocketry | Tender-Decender

What is a Tender-Descender? Tender Descender is a device that allows you to perform dual deployment using a single parachute storage compartment.  It works by preventing the main parachute from inflating, even though it has been ejected out of the rocket. At the right time it splits apart allowing the Read more…

Rocketry

Rocketry | Pyrotechnic Mechanism

The recovery of the H1 and H2 rockets was achieved using parachutes, a common way to recover bigger commercial rockets. But how can a parachute be deployed at the apogee in order to recover the rocket? The most common method for deploying the parachute at apogee is by using a Read more…

Rocketry

Rocketry | Propulsion Sub-team

Our 29mm 122-G85 Solid Rocket Motor is fully designed by the Propulsion Sub-team. The aim of the design was to gain experience in designing solid rocket motors, in manufacturing and handling of propellants and in testing motors. So, with our first motor, we managed to develop a design methodology which Read more…

Aeronautics

Aeronautics | What is a UAV?

Defining the term UAV becomes difficult when taking into consideration the various shapes and purposes of each Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. It usually is the main component of a so called UAS, Unmanned Aircraft System, including a ground-based controller and a system of communications between the two. UAVs come in various Read more…