The Aerospace Student Challenge 2009/2010

L'incontournable projet étudiant

In partnership with great European participants in aeronautical and space sectors:

ACEaslDassaultAirbus GroupESAGifasMusée de l'Air et de l'Espace Thales


Logo Airbus Safran Lauchers

The company

The creation of Airbus Safran Launchers opens a new chapter in the history of the launcher industry. Reflecting the joint ambition of Airbus Group and Safran to boost the European space industry to unscaled heights, our new company will develop innovative and competitive solutions by uniting the strengths of two leading contributors to modern launch vehicles.

Airbus Safran Launchers is equally owned, combining Airbus Defence and Space’s expertise in launchers (especially in France and Germany), and Safran’s expertise in liquid and solid rocket propulsion. By mid 2016 it will employ around 8,000 staff.

The goal of Airbus Safran Launchers is to provide comprehensive, advantageous solutions in this increasingly competitive market, based on a family of versatile, high-performance, cost-competitive launchers that meet the needs of both government and commercial customers.
Airbus Safran Launchers is using its know-how for next-generation European launchers, through the mastery of all the skills required for manufacturing launcher components.

We have one mission : Guarantee Europe independent access to space and competitiveness on the commercial market.



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  • Representative :
    • Raphaëlle Abitbol, Airbus Safran Launchers, HR Marketing & Campus Management


airbus-safran-launchersMotivation of the company to sponsor the Challenge

Airbus Safran Launchers contributes to the Challenge to support the students who share our passion for Space.
Space activities are undergoing deep transformations , and amazing human and technological challenges lay ahead.
By sponsorizing the Challenge, we encourage young graduates whoses ideas, skills and ambitions for our common future will contribute to the 21st century space innovations.
Our experts share with the students their technical expertise and their knowledge of the day to day life of space rockets industry.

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News of the Challenge

How to take part?

With the agreement of their teaching institution, teams (two to five students) can apply online, on this website, to work on one of the 11 Work Packages proposed by the Challenge. These projects can be led completely autonomously ...


Who can apply to the Challenge?

The Challenge aims to European college students.
If you are currently studying any of the following subjects, the Challenge is for you:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Economy
  • Law
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Medicine
  • Etc.

Work instructions

To check carefully before beginning the project.

Platform access

Access to the platform teams to download.
(For teams registered).