Student Initiatives

Many students of the Department of Aerospace and Geodesy participate in student initiatives and contribute their ideas and talents. They develop unmanned flying machines, shoot their own cubesats into orbit or build Mars rovers. And they are always looking for committed fellow students who want be part of the team. Here is a sample of student initiatives from our department.

Akaflieg München

Design, build and fly! Akaflieg develops prototypes to explore new aviation concepts. About 55 students work together on realizing the projects – from the first idea to the certified aircraft. Members also have the chance of completing the training as a pilot (gliding). Fly with them! Read more about it.


The latest calculation methods, production technologies and high-tech materials such as carbon fiber or Kevlar: AkaModell München e.V. develops and builds new and innovative unmanned aircraft. In addition to participating in international competitions and flying for fun, the main focus is on teamwork. Read more.


Networking, excursions, soft skills: EUROAVIA Munich is part of the European EUROAVIA network, which connects over 2,000 students from 42 universities. Members have the opportunity to take part in excursions, company visits and events – and this also at the other European universities of the network. Read more.


Prototyping the aerospace of tomorrow: The 58 bachelor, master and PhD students behind HORYZN are jointly developing eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) to solve logistical problems. The third prototype, SILENCIO Gamma, will compete in the "New Flying Competition" in Hamburg in October 2020. Read more.


Building the world's longest range eVTOL Drone: LEVITUM is an association of highly motivated students from various disciplines at the Technical University of Munich. Together we are pursuing the goal of developing, building and testing hydrogen-powered drones with a range of up to 300 km. Thus, we are establishing new standards in terms of range and flight duration in the weight class below 25 kg and aim to set the world distance record for parcel deliveries by drone. More information



Reaching for the stars: Founded in 1962, the Scientific Association for Rocketry and Space Travel, WARR for short, has now nearly 200 members. Together the students work in several teams on satellites, rockets, space elevators or Mars rovers. Read more about WARR and the individual teams.