L'incontournable projet étudiant

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

ACE3_arianegroup4_da_logotype_gris4_esa_logo_solid_dark_blueMusée de l'Air et de l'Espace 

WP8 – Structure suited to suborbital flight

vehra sh amnag

Conceive and predefine a suborbital vehicle, by studying structural aspects. Safety has to be taken into account.


You will address one of the following topics:

  1. Study of the general design of the vehicle and the position of main sub-systems in the type 2 vehicle (for high-speed long-range transportation) and their interfaces with the structure of the suborbital vehicle. Detail the choice logic leading to the selected position of the different sub-systems, as well as compromises taken into account if any.

  2. or

  3. Weight is the ennemy of suborbital vehicle. You are asked to design the lightest possible vehicle by using the most advanced materials and ways of implementation, including the less mature ones and even those are only studied in laboratories. Innovative concepts for structural elements, for interfacing with heavy equipment or mechanism for purpose of mass optimisation can be proposed. The vehicle shall nevertheless remain both technically and economically globally realistic when related to the technological maturity of the choices (no science fiction!),
  4. or

  5. Imagine structures which optimise passengers' protection against radiations.

Caracteristiques_vehiculeGeneral characteristics of reference vehicles:
fleche  Upload PDF



fleche  Next WP

fleche  Application form

Become Ambassadors for the Challenge

Le Défi Aérospatial sur Facebook Le Défi Aérospatial sur Linkedin Le Défi Aérospatial sur Twitter

Platform access

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

Work instructions

To check carefully before beginning the project.

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.

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 10 Work Packages proposed by the Challenge. These projects can be led completely autonomously ...


En poursuivant votre navigation sur ce site, vous acceptez l'utilisation de cookies pour le fonctionnement des boutons de partage sur les réseaux sociaux et la mesure d'audience des pages du site. Pour mieux comprendre notre politique de protection de votre vie privée consultez notre page sur la gestion des cookies.

J'accepte les cookies en provenance de ce site.