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Who we are

And why we want you to join us!

Our student initiative is based at ETH Zürich and inspires students across Switzerland in hands-on space engineering challenges through collaboration with academia and industry. Our main project is the participation at the Spaceport America Cup.

Deadline: Applications close on Sunday, 26th of August

 

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Join the ROCKET Team as PROJECT MANAGER

Following our Project TELL, ARIS participates at the Spaceport America Cup 2019 with a rocket using a commercial solid motor flying to 10’000 ft. For this, an interdisciplinary core team of 20 students is formed that builds the rocket and participates at the competition in the US.

Why Join Project Management?

The project manager’s responsibility is to lead the interdisciplinary team and create an atmosphere in which team members can perform in their best way. In particular, this includes

 

OVERVIEW

Keep the project view: set up the project plan, coordinate the technical and operational progress of all subteams

 

RESOURCES

Ensure that required resources and capacities are available and allocated according to the current priorities

 

MOTIVATION

Ensure team performance and motivate members together with the coaching team.

 

ORGANISATION

Organise, prepare and conduct team meetings and workshops

 

REPRESENTATION

Representative tasks – you will be the face of the project

 

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Join the SYSTEM ENGINEERING Team

Why Join System Engineering?

One of the key factors to success is the system engineering team with the main responsibility for the technical lead:

 

OVERVIEW

Keep the system view: set up and track the mass, power and data budget, coordinate the technical progress and testing activities

 

COMPLIANCE

Ensure compliance with the competition rules and ensure integrability of all sub-system by setting up and tracking requirements

 

DOCUMENTATION

Ensure proper documentation and meeting of deadlines

 

LAUNCH

Organise, prepare and conduct launch operations

 

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Join the STRUCTURE Team

Why Join Structure?

The responsibility of the Structure Team is the design and manufacturing of the load carrying rocket structure. During the design process the the parts are optimized using FEA. The design follows requirement inputs from other subteams. This work package includes:

 

CONCEPT

Deriving an improved structure concept based on Project TELL

 

DESIGN

Designing the rocket structure in CAD (Siemens NX & Teamcenter)

 

SIMULATE

Simulating loads on rocket structure using FEA

 

MANUFACTURE

Technical Drawings for manufacturing aluminium parts at external machining workshops

 

 

COMPOSITE

Manufacturing of composite parts such as tubes or nosecone at CMAS-Lab, ETH Zurich and RUAG Space, Zurich

 

COORDINATION

Coordinate interfaces of other subsystems with the rocket structure

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Join the TELEMETRY Team

Why Join Telemetry?

The responsibility of the Telemetry Team consists of the implementation of the communication systems to provide a data link and information from the rocket under operational conditions to a ground station. This includes:

 

COMMUNICATION

Developing an independent communication module (antenna, power supply etc.) by developping or applying hardware, software, communication protocols and the mechanical integration.

 

GROUND STATION

Designing and setting up a ground station to display live data during launch operations and flight during the launch.

 

 

ELECTRONICS

Coordinating the on-board electronics and the corresponding software with other sub-teams to ensure communication between all subsystems.

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The CONTROL Team

Why Join Control?

To guide our rocket during ascent, a Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) system is employed. The responsibility of the GNC team consists of implementing the control software, hardware and mechanisms in the rocket. This includes:

 

DEVELOP

Developing an independent GNC module, or improving on the existing control system and validate it in the whole system

 

SENSOR FUSION

Designing, manufacturing and testing of the required sensor fusion and electronic hard- & software to exactly estimate the rocket’s state.

 

ALGORITHM

Testing the existing control algorithm, improve and revolutionize it

 

INTEGRATION

Designing, manufacturing and testing of the mechanisms and actuators and ensure the mechanical integration into the rocket

 

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Join the RECOVERY Team

Why Join Recovery?

The responsibility of the Recovery Team consists of implementing a redundant dual-event system (ejection of parachutes) to safely land and recover the rocket. This includes:

 

RECOVERY MODULE

Developing an independent, reliable recovery module (parachute section, own avionics) based on the project TELL

 

PROTOTYPING

Building prototypes to prove concepts (laser cut, 3D printing, etc) and testing single components (altimeters, separation systems, etc)

 

TESTING

Organize and conduct a lot of testing in form of ground tests, test launches to (possibility to get certifications)

 

COORDINATION

Coordinating the on-board electronics and the corresponding software with other sub-teams to ensure communication between all subsystems

 

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Join the SIMULATIONS Team

Why Join Simulations?

The responsibility of the Simulations Team consists of collaborating iteratively with the whole team in setting up the hard constraints on our system. What is our target weight? How large are our fins? How do we distribute mass? What is the optimal diameter? Are we stable? This includes:

 

DYNAMICS

Development of an understanding for rocket dynamics. Lots of reading, building your own rocket and real life testing!

 

TRAJECTORY

Trajectory calculation with existing tools (Matlab, RockSim).

 

TESTING

Verification of the simulated trajectories with wind tunnel tests and flight tests.

 

CFD MODELS

Set-up of a CFD model for assessing the aerodynamics of our rocket and advising the structure team on possible improvements.

 

DEVELOPMENT

Development of a “field simulator”

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The HYBRID ENGINE Team

Our goal is to develop an own hybrid engine within the next 2 years. For this, a Propulsion R & D Team of 8-12 students is formed which is responsible to set-up a testing and propellant manufacturing infrastructure and iteratively develop the hybrid rocket engine.

Why join Propulsion?

The responsibility of the Propulsion Team – HRE is to develop a hybrid rocket engine (HRE) to launch a rocket to 30’000ft at the Spaceport America Cup 2020.

 

ORGANISATION

Set-up a project plan, operations and a partner network

 

RESEARCH

Research on HRE

 

DEVELOPMENT

Iteratively design, test and scale up hybrid engines. The aim: to develop an engine

 

CONTROL

Develop the control electronics and algorithm to adjust the thrust

 

SIMULATION

Simulate and model the HRE

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The ROCKET ENGINE TESTING Team

Why Join Rocket Engine Testing?

The responsibility of the Rocket Engine Testing Team is to set-up a test bench, the required electronics and data analysis tools, a propellant manufacturing infrastructure and conduct static firing tests. This includes:

 

SAFETY

Identifying the legal restrictions for static firing test in Switzerland and establish the safety routines with the ARIS safety board

 

FIRING TESTS

Conducting firing tests (commercial solid, later with hybrid motors)

 

TESTING BENCH

Upgrading the test bench for a hybrid engine and equip it with more sensors, data analysis tools and software

 

CENTRIFUGE

Develop and manufacture a centrifuge for the grain manufacturing of the hybrid rocket engine. This includes: CAD drawings (NX Siemens) and technical drawings for external companies

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

Build up an infrastructure in Switzerland for testing and manufacturing of rocket engines (probably with industry partners)

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Join the OPERATIONS Team

Why Join Operations?

The Operations Team is responsible for building and maintaining the backbone of ARIS. This consists of setting up and managing resources and processes on a day-to-day basis to cultivate both the technical and non-technical capabilities of the organization. Tasks include:

 

ORGANIZE

Continuous development of support structure and capabilities (e.g. launch locations, infrastructure, manufacturing)

 

FINANCES

Managing project finances and cash flows

 

PROCUREMENT

Handling the procurement and distribution of resources (including IT)

 

LOGISTICS

Planning & overseeing both Swiss and USA logistics

 

STAKEHOLDERS

Managing relationships with key operational stakeholders

 

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Join the TEAMLEADERS

Why Join The Teamleaders?

The teamleader’s responsibility is to lead and manage one of the rocket technical team’s (Simulations, Structures, Control, Recovery, Telemetry) and build the link between project management, system engineering, operations and the technical subteam. In particular, this includes:

 

OVERVIEW

Keep the project view: set up the subteam timeline, testing plan, and coordinate the technical and operational progress

 

SPONSORS

Manage allocated resources and capacities, conduct smaller sponsoring activities

 

MOTIVATION

Ensure team performance and motivate members together with the coaching team.

 

MEETINGS

Organise, prepare and conduct team meetings

 

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Join the SPONSORING Team

Why Join Sponsoring?

The responsibility of the Sponsoring Team is to approach and convince sponsors to support ARIS and this year’s project. You have to be comfortable presenting and pitching and you will be rewarded with contacts amongst key players in Switzerland. The work packages includes:

 

NETWORK

Establish a network of partners in the private, industrial, governmental and academic sector

 

MARKETING

Preparing project brochures, flyers, pitch presentations and design and organise sponsored marketing material

 

APPROACH

Looking for and approaching potential sponsors

 

EDUCATE

Supporting and educating the teams in approaching sponsors

 

PACKAGES

Creating and customising exciting sponsoring packages

 

INFORM

Keep the network and sponsors updated

Join the MARKETING Team

Why Join Marketing?

The responsibility of the Marketing Team is to capture and publish team activities on various channels to increase the profile of the association and the project among students and the general public. You will work closely with the Sponsoring and Operations team. Responsibilities include:

 

TEMPLATES

Define a corporate ID, templates

 

CONTENT

Content creation: Pictures & Videos

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Create an outreach strategy for social media (Website, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, YouTube), newsletters, events, etc.

 

EDUCATION

Supporting and educating the teams in approaching sponsors

 

ORGANISATION

Helping the Operations team with event organisation

 

NEWSLETTER

Regularly create newsletters to update stakeholders

 

WEBSITE

Updating and developing the website

Contact us!

Tell us what you would like to do and what you are interested in. Submit your CV with a Picture to recruiting@aris-space.ch

We will get back to you!