Jul 8, 2019, 4:52 PM
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 Sharif University's smart spacecraft awarded second rank in US Astronaut competitions

Tehran, July 8, IRNA – Students of the Sharif University of Technology have been awarded the second-rank of Spacecraft Design Competition by designing a smart spacecraft that has access to the moon's surface.

ShadX – New Horizon from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Sharif University of Technology under the direction of Mohammad Baqer Malayek, a faculty member at the AIAA, participated in the United States Aviation and Aeronautics Competition.

After eight months of study, the team members, all undergraduate students in aerospace engineering at Sharif University of Technology, prepared their plan for a spacecraft called Ariana in the form of a report and register on the site. Eventually, the ShadX – New Horizon team managed to rank second among the 13 teams around the world who succeeded in presenting their plans.

Sharif University of Technology (SUT) is the highest ranked technological university in the Islamic Republic of Iran. SUT has expanded its services and today, it comprises of 13 different departments in science and engineering. All departments offer B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs. SUT has established several research centers. These centers, while maintaining their own separate identities, co-exist within the university system.

This arrangement gives individual researchers the opportunity and flexibility to conduct research while establishing a working relationship between the university and industry. There are also computer, languages and linguistics, Islamic studies, graphics, workshop and physical education centers on campus, as well as a large central library. SUT is a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU), the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Asian University Presidents Forum (AUPF), Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). Sharif University of Technology has earned a respected reputation and rank among institutes of higher learning in the Middle East. It strives to continue improving its standards.

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