Space to grow

We inspire students across Switzerland in hands-on space engineering challenges through collaboration with academia and industry.

ARIS – Akademische Raumfahrt Initiative Schweiz

ARIS is made for students with a passion for space technologies. We engage students from ETH Zurich, HSLU and ZHAW in application oriented projects and enable them to shoot for the stars. Our ultimate goal is to bring together research, education and industry in the field of aerospace technology and promote Swiss engineering excellence on a global stage.

ARIS ETH Zürich Rocket Project
TELL ETH Zurich Rocket Project

Project HEIDI

The second project of ARIS is to design, test and manufacture a sounding rocket for the 2019 Spaceport America Cup in June in New Mexico, USA. It is the world’s largest university rocket engineering competition and the Swiss students are challenged to engineer a rocket capable of launching a 4 kg payload to a target altitude of 10’000 feet with a reusable rocket.

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Project RHEA

Under the auspices of RHEA, a hybrid rocket engine and the necessary testing infrastructure is being developed in parallel to project HEIDI. A sub-scale engine will be designed and then tested in spring 2019, before moving to a full-scale engine that will propel ARIS’ third rocket into the skies at the Spaceport America Cup in 2020.

ARIS in numbers

Launches

Student Members

Industry Partners

Testimonials

Ich freue mich sehr, dass unter ARIS ein Team von Studierenden sich gefunden hat, um gemeinsam eine Raumfahrtrakete zu bauen und am internationalen Wettbewerb teilzunehmen. Dies ermöglicht Studierenden nicht nur wertvolle Erfahrungen im Ingenieurwesen zu sammeln, sondern auch zu erfahren, was es heisst im Team zu arbeiten, ein Projekt zu vermarkten und Gelder zu beschaffen. Ich wünsche von ganzem Herzen viel Erfolg!

ETH Zürich Rector
Prof. Dr. Sarah Springman

Rector of ETH Zürich

– – Ich gratuliere zur Initiative, eine Raumfahrtrakete zu bauen und sich dem Wettbewerb mit andern Teams zu stellen. ARIS bringt Studierende zusammen, um gemeinsam an einer ingenieurtechnischen Herausforderung zu arbeiten und dabei wichtige Erfahrungen im Transfer ihres Wissens in die Praxis zu sammeln. – –

ETH Zurich President
Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella

President of ETH Zürich

Academic Partners

ETH Zurich
HSLU

Industry Sponsors

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