SCIENCE@WORK and AEROTÉC announced the signing of an agreement with AEROTÉC to provide to students of the RED (Rocket Experiment Division) university project the working conditions and access to materials and technologies that enable the team to meet the objectives of launching the next Rocket.
Miguel Rocha, CEO of SCIENCE@WORK, stated that “This partnership embodies everything we intend to do with our company: supporting knowledge and materializing projects with a scientific and technological basis. It is with great enthusiasm that we join to the students of Instituto Superior Técnico to support this new launch”.
On behalf of RED, Gonçalo Maia stated that “At RED we believe that projects like this are essential for the development of an engineer and are also an important complement to the course. This initiative generates great interest, expanding everyone's knowledge about space”.
The RED - Rocket Experiment Division has been building a rocket from scratch, for which 4 technical teams were formed - Propulsion, Structures, Electronics and Control - complemented by the Management and Marketing team. The project main goals are the recovery of the rocket, to reach an altitude of 3 km, telemetry of flight data and the processing of all information to improve future launches. The two previous launches of the AURORA mission took place in June 2019 and January 2020, and the next rocket mission is expected to be launched in the spring of 2021.
You may follow the project development on the Instagram page of AeroTéc at @aero.tec.