We are a group of around 40 students in a design capstone project in Aero/Astro. We are divided into the following 6 teams: Systems, Orbits and Operations, ACS and GNC, Avionics and Communications, Power and Propulsion, and Structures and Thermal. Each group consists of 4-7 students. The groups collaborate with each other to work on the satellite as a whole.
The group currently includes juniors, seniors, and grad students and was started through the 3-semester sequence of classes 16.83, 16.831, and 16.832. Our goal is to form a lasting satellite team that is not associated with a particular course but exists outside of regular classes. We are looking for students of all years and all majors who are interested in learning to build a satellite to join us!
The MIT Satellite Team was formed due to high student interest in developing spacecraft. The program allows excited students an opportunity to get involved in a cross-discipline, full-scale project that will be sent into space. The Team includes over forty undergraduate students (freshmen through seniors) from a variety of majors including 2, 8, 15, 16, and more. The students work closely with MIT professors and industry experts from a variety of fields from communications to structures to management. The Team was competitively selected to test the satellite’s solar array deployment during a microgravity ZERO-G flight in June as part of the Apollo 40th anniversary celebration.
The presentation from our MIT Satellite Team (MST) Kickoff Meeting, which occurred on April 14, 2009, can be found here.
For more information, or to join the team, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.