Establishment of ASAT and the Aeronautics Department (2015)

With the initiative of some Mechanical Engineering students, ASAT’s first department is created, focused on developing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for the global competition Air Cargo Challenge.

Creation of the Rocketry Department (2016)

The Rocketry Department marks ASAT’s expansion in the field of rocketry, as the new department is involved with developing experimental rockets.

Air Cargo Challenge 2017

The Aeronautics Department participates for the first time in a worldwide competition with the UAV Nephele II, which gets the 12th place in the global ranking. 

Air Cargo Challenge 2019

The second participation of the Aeronautics Department in the ACC happens with 2 UAVs (Aurora και Nephele III), which are ranked 10th and 12th, while managing to get the first positions among all Balcan teams.

First launches (2019)

The Rocketry Department successfully launches its first subscale rockets, H1 and H2.

Beginning of project Phoenix

The Aeronautics Department starts designing the R&D project Phoenix, a solar powered UAV with the aim of detecting wildfires in forest areas.

Spaceport America Cup 2021 Virtual

The first participation of the Rocketry Department in a global competition unfortunately takes place virtually due to the COVID-19, however the team still manages to win the 20th place out of the 76 teams. 

European Rocketry Challenge 2021

The Rocketry Department launches the rocket Selene, making ASAT the first Greek student team to have launched a high power rocket.

Spaceport America Cup 2022

The Rocketry Department becomes the first greek student team to have launches a rocket during the largest international rocketry competition, which takes place in New Mexico, USA. The team received positive comments regarding its technical expertise, as well as the safe recovery of the rocket Andromeda.

Air Cargo Challenge 2022

A great success for the Aeronautics Department was its participation in the first Air Cargo Challenge after the period of the COVID-19 pandemic, where it competed with the UAV Aeolus and managed to win the 9th position in the global ranking.

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