We are Queen’s Aerospace Society a society at Queen’s University Belfast.
Our aim as a society is to welcome everyone who is interested and give them the opportunity to develop their interests as well as invaluable skills that will help them in the future. We plan social events likes quizzes movie nights and launch watch a longs, we also facilitate student teams to enter competitions like the Olympus Rover Trial and UKSEDS rocketry competition and are the only UKSEDS branch in Northern Ireland.
We are also the official home of rocketry and space as Northern Irelands only Rocketry team. Although we are the new kids on the block when it comes to rocketry we have high ambitions and have set our eyes on the Karman line with hopes of being the first student team in the UK to reach it. Our rocketry team are currently developing Hybrid rocket systems to hit our first major milestone of 10km in Summer 2024.
This is an example of the type of competitions the society supports. This competition was themed “In Space Assembly” and required our students to spend 4-5 months researching, designing, and delivering a concept to meet the future needs of the space industry in relation to in space assembly as well as a business case to justify tier decisions.
After a challenging few months balancing university course with the project our team was rewarded with a day at Airbus’ site in Stevenage including lunch, a tour and finishing it off by presenting their concept which finished second overall.
Over the Summer a few of our members had a launch day launching B, C and D class motors on the day. It was a great experience launching both rocket kits and scratch built rockets putting our manufacturing skills to the test.