Over two weeks, students will gain a high level introduction to core Cube Satellite (CubeSat) systems that are necessary to achieve a successful spaceflight.
Week 1 Students will be introduced to the mission objectives and their unknowns. They will take this week to investigate possible solutions to launching a CubeSat. Students will be guided to understanding key components of a CubeSat’s Inertial Measurement Unit and attitude system. During week one they will also have a high-level introduction to finance and marketing. This will allow them to experience other critical branches to the overall objective of launching a satellite. Applied work will involve assembling a desktop computer while looking at the primary function of its components and writing an executive summary to practice putting their ideas to paper and action.
Week 2 Students will be introduced to datasheets and electronic schematics. Applied work will involve mastering for loops in coding and making a single webpage hosted on their local computer. Additionally during the week, students will focus on a set of sales heuristics. These rules will be linked to the previous week’s marketing subject matter. Week Two will also cover the remaining core modules housed on a CubeSat. These include Quality assurance, CubeSat integration, and Technology Readiness Assessment.
Program Format (44 Hours of Instruction)
Location: Jericho Hill Grounds 4125 W 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC
Students will meet four times a week, from Monday to Thursday, for in-class workshops and lectures. *Note week of August 16 classes will be Tuesday to Friday due to facility maintenance Monday, August 16.
Students are required to bring a Windows laptop PC to class for specific coding workshops.