Who we are
The AIAA UNSW Student Branch is the society for students studying Aerospace Engineering at UNSW. Part of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the club offers resources and opportunities for members seeking to build connections with key industry professionals and explore the Aerospace industry. AIAA UNSW runs many events; previously doing site visits to CSIRO, Qantas and Optus as well as the Sydney Section Networking Night with over 200 attendees.
In 2018, AIAA has established a competitive rocketry team which will compete in the largest rocketry events in the Southern Hemisphere! AIAA rocketry currently aims to construct two rockets, both of which are fully reusable and recoverable. The first rocket will be a kit called the Black Brant II while the second rocket (the competition rocket) will be built from scratch.
The recently formed UNSW AIAA Rocketry team aims to compete in and win the the Inaugural Australian Rocketry Competition which will be held in Queensland in early 2019.
After the Inaugural Australian Rocketry Competition, the team will focus on the prestigious Design, Build & Fly competition held in America in early 2019 - a competitive event where the world's top 100 universities enter a competition to design, build and fly an RC aircraft.