Every team is multi-disciplinary and we are no exception. We are made of students from the Faculties of Engineering, Science, and Business.
We also represent many different majors!
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Software and Digital Engineering
Our electrical team is responsible for
the production of power to maintain all capacities of the spacecraft,
the safe storage and distribution of power to components as needed, and
design of the onboard computer.
Our electrical team uses MATLAB Simulink to model craft rotation, sun positioning, and craft demand. They also work with solar panels, batteries, and basic computers to manage their system and integrate it. Additionally our electrical team works on PCB design to construct our in house computer.
Our structural team is responsible for
thermal management of the satellite,
component layout, and
While using CAD, ANSYS, and 3D printed models, the structural team works hard to design a body for our satellite that will withstand the stresses of space and launch.
Responsible for all software on the craft, our software team works on
processing and storing all data collected from our payloads, and
interfacing with bought components that have software.
Working with embedded systems with C, the software team works closely with all other teams, building the brain of the mission.
Our communications team is responsible for
receiving commands from earth,
sending data to earth, and
managing the ground station on earth
The communication system must remain robust as their mission critical work will be used daily.
Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS)
& Orbit Determination
ADCS and Orbit work closely together to
orient the satellite along 3-axis of motion, and
record time and location of the satellite.
Together these teams allow us to control our craft in space to improve the quality of our experimental results.
The Systems Engineers focus on
balancing project management, stakeholders, and technical requirements, and
ensuring all components of the spacecraft work together to accomplish mission objectives.
Together this team allow us to integrate the entire satellite and ensure all systems function to their fullest potential.
The Safety Officer is responsible for
ensuring all team members follow the appropriate workspace safety protocols, and
managing the proper handling of all equipment, including high-value components to ensure minimum project time lost due to accidents.
Safety Officer is a new role, and will be critical as the team transitions to in-person work and development speed increases.
Mission Planning and Operations
The Mission Planning and Operations team is responsible for
developing all plans for post-deployment operations during the mission lifetime,
organizing payload and system sequencing to ensure mission objectives are accomplished on orbit, and
managing the operation of the satellite once it is deployed, to when it deorbits.
This team is directly responsible for mission success once the spacecraft is on orbit. They take the completed spacecraft and ensure it can be successful.
Our experiment team is responsible for
the integration of the Mini-Plasma Imager, and
the design and construction of the boom and deployer.
Working hard with university professors, graduate students, and partnered labs, the experiment team gets experience in diverse systems.
Media and Outreach
Our media and outreach team works hard to
promote our mission and project to the public,
maintain a strong social media presence,
plan outreach events, and
engage Calgary in our launch to space!
The media and outreach team get to interact with industry and like-minded students to share our project and the passion we all show.
Our finance team work to
raise the funds needed to complete our mission,
plan and negotiate sponsorship deals,
ensure the project stays on budget, and
manages all team finances.
Both in sponsorship and finance management, the team works to support and fund our mission, allowing the project to move forward.