Who we are
AIAA UNSW is a student focused society that aims to benefit students that are passionate about the aerospace industry. We run frequent events for the benefit of members, focusing on building ties with key industry professionals, as well as research developments and openings. Previous events we’ve held include site visits to Qantas Engineering in Mascot and the Optus Telecommunications Satellite Array in Belrose, talks from esteemed professionals such as NASA employees and interview panels with students who have completed internships at places such as NASA, Airbus, QANTAS and Optus who can provide fantastic advice from their own experience.
AIAA has recently established a rocketry team which will compete in the largest rocketry events in the Southern Hemisphere! The AIAA rocketry team is currently working on constructing 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.