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Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency 

The STAAR (Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency) Programme is brought to you by Northrop Grumman, with the support of the Northrop Grumman Foundation, in partnership with the RAF Museum.  It is being delivered by the Museum, Royal Air Force Cosford and Tablet Academy.

STAAR Recruits will learn about advanced aerospace systems concepts: how the need for solutions to achieve an air mission shapes the way engineers and scientists design aerospace systems.  

Recruits will be introduced to historical missions and aircraft design at the RAF Museum; and with the guidance of aerospace engineers and teaching professionals our STAAR Recruits will be taught about concepts such as wing design; hypersonics; power generation; how payloads affect weight and balance; innovative new materials and technologies; and the capabilities an aerospace system requires to achieve the mission and the overall effect.  

They will also explore current threat environments and potential future scenarios.  With their new knowledge and skills, our recruits will be set challenges of their own – to work through their team’s mission and design their very own advanced aerospace systems solutions. 

Get ready for take-off with the STAAR programme!