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Applications 2024 - 2025

The AQUILO Rocket Team has opened applications! Although mostly for first and second year Aeronautical Engineering and Luchtvaart technologie students of Inholland Delft, we will also start looking for students from outside the main studies!

You'll be asked to add a motivation and a CV. We recommend you to prepare this first.

If you are ready to join on this amazing journey, please follow this link to the application form:

Please note that we can only accept those who we think are assured to get their BSA. But if you're not sure, don't hesitate to apply anyway!

Additionally, you must not be affiliated with North-Korean or Iranian government in any way, shape, or form. This is due to the knowledge embargo we sign with the Dutch government, mandated by the UN.

Do you need more information? Feel free to send us an email.

Management and Marketing

The Board

The Board consists of the Team Manager and the four heads of the technical departments.

Their main responsibility is to keep the team motivated and running smoothly in the right direction. Their role includes ensuring the team's future by creating good plans and setting realistic goals. They organize all work sessions, tests, launches, and other events. Additionally, they are responsible for communication with external organizations and budget distribution.

Every September, a new board is chosen from the new members. Even though you cannot directly apply for these positions, it is important to know who is interested in taking on a management role.



In the Marketing Department, you won't be assigned technical tasks. However, your role will be crucial for shaping the team's image. You'll focus on designing logos, posters, banners, creating social media content, updating the website, creating YouTube videos and livestreams for the more important events.

You'll collaborate closely with all departments to capture footage and create posts about manufacturing, testing, and events. Furthermore, you'll work closely with the board to coordinate events and activities. Your role will be central in maintaining a strong and appealing presence for the team.

Technical Departments



In the Electronics Department, you will have the opportunity to work on the systems that operate the rocket. This includes everything from the flight computers to soldering the smallest chips to creating the recovery trackers. This department is responsible for ensuring that all systems operate as intended, including ignition and separation events. Although the team currently relies mainly on third-party components and programs, we are also developing our own flight computer in which you will be able to contribute. If you join the department, you will have the opportunity to choose whether you want to focus on Software, Hardware, or Designing and Optimizing the E-bay structures. 


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In the Recovery Department, your primary focus will be on ensuring the safe return of our rocket. This includes designing and optimizing various recovery systems, such as dual parachute deployment - drogue and main parachute, to ensure the safe conclusion of each launch. Additionally, you will collaborate closely with the Electronics and Structural departments to develop safe and reliable separation systems for the rockets. Moreover, you will be performing various of test to prove the reliability of these systems. Finally, you will be responsible for performing trajectory and flight path simulations for the team.


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In the Propulsion Department, a significant portion of your time will be dedicated to research and learning more advanced theory. Additionally, you will gain experience in designing rocket motors, optimizing different parts of it like the nozzle geometry, the head of ignition and grain configuration. Once the theoretical aspects are completed, you will be responsible for building and testing the rocket motor and casting the propellant.

The Propulsion Department works with explosive substances, therefore it holds the highest responsibility for making proper documentation and to ensure the safety of the entire team.



In the Structural Department, you will have the exciting opportunity to focus your efforts on designing the rocket's main body. Your goal will be to create both the internal and external components of the rocket, with a keen emphasis on optimising weight and aerodynamic performance. Throughout your time in this department, you will acquire valuable skills in calculations, designing, and manufacturing, including expertise in composite materials like carbon fibre and glass fibre, as well as various machining methods such as lathe, 3D printing, laser cutting, milling, drilling, and sanding. Your commitment to precision and quality of work will be essential in bringing all the components together into the rocket's assembly. Get ready to embark on an exciting journey and be a part of something truly remarkable!

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