AIAA - BWSI Build a CubeSat Challenge
Welcome! Are you ready for a Challenge!
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute
What: Build, learn and demonstrate operation of a 1U CubeSat
Mission: Detect colored plastic in the ocean from space
Who: High school students in USA interested in learning about satellites! Team of 5 students led by team coach (teachers, mentors)
When: January 17 to May 14, 2022
Resources: Hardware kit for each team, access to online course (self-paced), bi-weekly office hours
Final Event: Saturday, May 21, 2022 10am to 4pm EDT (virtual)
Team Application Deadline: December 31, 2021
AIAA-BWSI Build a CubeSat Challenge Overview: Build, Learn and Demonstrate 1U CubeSat with hardware provided
The initial AIAA-BWSI Challenge will focus on the Build A CubeSat project in which teams compete to develop their own 1U CubeSat to complete an ocean science research mission. Teams of roughly five students work together to develop satellite subsystems that can power and support an optical payload while analyzing data and wireless transmitting the results to a ground station.
The final competitions will be a virtual conference using student video submissions and online conferencing tools for live presentations, Q&A and Awards.
Each team will be provided with: