Join Propulse

The applications period is over for now.

But you can always apply to a position by sending in a general application to contact@propulsentnu.no or the relevant group leader - emails are in the descriptions below.

Welding of the test stand
Welding of the test stand

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Coldfire setup
Coldfire setup

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Production of the test stand
Production of the test stand

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Welding of the test stand
Welding of the test stand

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Engine

The main objective of the engine development group is to design, produce and test a liquid rocket engine, capable of achieving over 3kN of thrust and propelling the rocket up to 3 km above the ground. The engine will be completely researched and developed in-house and will act as a foundation for future R&D as well as projects.

 

Mechanical

The mechanical groups are responsible for designing, testing and producing almost every part of hardware in the rocket. This includes the outer and inner structure, as well as the recovery system.

Filament winding of the airframe
Filament winding of the airframe

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Post drop-test groupphoto
Post drop-test groupphoto

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Mechanical assembly crew hard at work before SA Cup
Mechanical assembly crew hard at work before SA Cup

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Filament winding of the airframe
Filament winding of the airframe

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Soldering power delivery boards at OV
Soldering power delivery boards at OV

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Uploading final launch code for Birkeland
Uploading final launch code for Birkeland

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Ground station setup, with our fabulous radio antenna underneath a Kiwi bag
Ground station setup, with our fabulous radio antenna underneath a Kiwi bag

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Soldering power delivery boards at OV
Soldering power delivery boards at OV

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Avionics

The main function of the avionics systems is to control the engine and activate the two stages of recovery. This function has to be fulfilled by two completely independent sets of avionics. One set is a commercial solution, the other a self developed system.

 

In addition to controlling the rocket, the avionics system has to collect, store and transmit flight performance data. Avionics is also responsible for all electronics and software used to test the engine at our testsite.

 

Business & Finance

The department for business and finance is responsible for overseeing all financial transactions and fundraising efforts going into Propulse NTNU.

 

Our primary duties include budget planning, financial reporting, record-keeping, managing incoming and outgoing funds, day-to-day management of sponsor correspondence, overview over contracts and renewing the existing agreements.

Presenting plans for the engine
Presenting plans for the engine

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Talking to judges at SA Cup
Talking to judges at SA Cup

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All our drop tests were made possible by collaborating with Helitrans!
All our drop tests were made possible by collaborating with Helitrans!

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Presenting plans for the engine
Presenting plans for the engine

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All our previous mission patches
All our previous mission patches

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Thanathon and Ane showing off our glorious office mural
Thanathon and Ane showing off our glorious office mural

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Project Birkeland flight tag
Project Birkeland flight tag

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All our previous mission patches
All our previous mission patches

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Marketing

The marketing group is responsible for making students, sponsors and others aware of Propulse NTNU. This includes making people aware of what we do, engaging and showing them our project, as well as maintaining interest in our organization.

To do this we have roles as social media managers, graphic designers, videographers and an event manager to work together to promote Propulse.

 

Penumbra

The Penumbra software research and development group is responsible for long term development of relevant software for the Propulse team. The main focus of the group the previous years had been developing a trajectory simulator with a graphical user interface.

 

The focus for Penumbra this year will be innovating and improving the existing simulator framework, as well as looking into integration of computational fluid dynamics. This new venture may lead to a unique and very interesting software development project, which will yield great results for Propulse NTNU and student rocketry in general.
Read more about the Penumbra project here

3D rocket Simulation
3D rocket Simulation

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Group meeting
Group meeting

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Penumbra logo
Penumbra logo

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3D rocket Simulation
3D rocket Simulation

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SA Cup Groundstation
SA Cup Groundstation

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Andreas & Sheikha smearing screen
Andreas & Sheikha smearing screen

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Slackbots are fun
Slackbots are fun

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SA Cup Groundstation
SA Cup Groundstation

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Mission Control

The Mission Control team works on a variety of tasks, such as maintaining Propulse's internal Confluence wiki page, and continuing development of a new website using React. Additionally, Mission control works together with Avionics ground station and the Marketing team to create a beautiful livestream of the rocket launch.