METU Northern Cyprus was in TEKNOFEST Istanbul
METU Aurora Team Received the Fourth runner-up in High Altitude Category in TEKNOFEST İstanbul 2019 Rocket Competition.
METU Aurora, a team of nine engineering students from METU Northern Cyprus, earned a significant achievement in Turkey’s biggest technology event, TEKNOFEST Istanbul Aviation, Space and Technology Festival held on September 17-22.
METU Aurora was founded in March 2018 by METU Northern Cyprus Campus students. They successfully represented METU with their performance in both High and Low Altitude Categories in the Teknofest İstanbul 2019 Rocket Competition. METU AURORA was among the 78 finalist teams out of 571 applications in 2019. They succeeded to operate all systems autonomously after launch and received the fourth runner-up in High Altitude Category.
METU Aurora, the only METU team among the finalists in both Teknofest 2018 and Teknofest 2019 Rocket Competitions, took significant responsibility to represent not only Cyprus but all of the three campuses of METU. They started as a team of four students in Teknofest 2018 Rocket Completion in High Altitude Category, and now they continue their studies only on rocket systems. METU Aurora intends to represent METU NCC in different competitions with the participation of more students for higher interaction between the campus and defense industry companies in the future.