Second IAS Workshop on Space Research at UoB

18 March 2015, 1.21 PM - 18 March 2015, 1.21 PM

Dr Chris Bridges, Surrey Space Centre (University of Surrey)

QB1.58, Queen's School of Engineering

After the success of the first workshop, the second in a series of workshops on Space Research at UoB will take place on April 16th from 10:00 - 13:00 in QB1.58 in Queen's School of Engineering. Lunch will be provided.
One of the main topics will be the development of a UoB CubeSat. A CubeSat is a small satellite (up to 10x10x30 cm, weighing 3kg) which provides universities with an opportunity for low-cost access to space. The objective is to use 3rd and 4th year student design and research projects to design, build and test the satellite over the course of three years.

Now is an exciting opportunity for researchers to get involved in defining the payloads for the satellite - in other words: the main mission objective, which drives the satellite design. Potential payloads could include novel photo-voltaic arrays, deployable structures, biological experiments, low-power electronics, transmitting and receiving data to/from remotely located sensors, outreach activities, etc., etc. We are looking for creative, interesting and challenging ideas for payloads!

Dr Chris Bridges from the Surrey Space Centre (University of Surrey) will give a presentation on his experience developing STRaND-1, the first UK CubeSat. This will provide a starting point for discussions on possible payloads, required facilities and ways to integrate the CubeSat into the university curriculum.


Contact information

If you would like to attend the workshop, have an exciting idea for a potential payload, or would like some more information about CubeSats, please get in touch with Mark Schenk (m.schenk@bristol.ac.uk) or Lucy Berthoud (lucy.berthoud@bristol.ac.uk). 

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