I'm Kristian Georgiev, a second-year aeronautical engineering student. In the upcoming academic year (2023-2024), I will replace Timo van Spelden as the General Manager of the Aquilo Rocket Team. My journey with the team began due to my profound fascination with space and aeronautical technology. I saw Aquilo as an excellent opportunity to expand my experience in this captivating field. I am a highly ambitious individual, fully committed to putting in the hard work required to achieve my objectives. My primary goal as the General Manager is to steer the team towards greater professionalism while preserving our dynamic learning and collaborative atmosphere. Together with the team, we are looking forward to finishing the supersonic Aquilo VII and the duo-stage Aquilo VIII.V by the end of this academic year as well as to launch future projects for the team.
Manager of the AQUILO Rocket Team
The manager of AQUILO is responsible for steering all different departments in the right direction, keeping contact with external organizations and the financial side. Having regular meetings with the different department heads is essential for good communication between the members within the team and achieving the set goals. Sponsor and internships are a good example of keeping contact with other organizations and are not uncommon for the manager. This consists of setting up contracts and providing the interns with their needs so they can complete their goals. Besides this, the manager also has his feet in all the departments and will help wherever needed. Capable of layering carbon fibre with the structural department, designing a new motor with the propulsion department and writing code with the electronics department.
The manager is an all-rounder within the team. Busy all the time making sure that everyone gets what they need on time and that hereby AQUILO will achieve it’s goals.