The full story
The AQUILO Rocket Team is a group of students, who are rocket enthusiasts. The team started as a graduation project in 2014 and since then it expanded to the today’s scale.
AQUILO Rocket Team builds very light weight rockets made out of composites materials like carbon fiber and fiberglass. With every rocket built, the team learns from their mistakes and aims to improve for the next to come. The team has built 8 rockets until now, on the way to bring the 9th rocket to life.
Every year, new motivated students enter the team and experienced engineers depart after having completed their study. The new members get the possibility to take decisions on the direction of AQUILO and the goals for every next rocket. This means that the team is not always looking for a rocket that is bigger, can carry more or that can go higher. Students decide on what the AQUILO rockets focus on. Technological advancements go hand in hand with this principle. The team looks forward to the future, however the goals are not final and the flexibility is high so that the new members can influence the course of the team as well. The manufacturing of the rockets is carried out at the facilities of Inholland Composites.