NSBE-BWSI Build a CubeSat Challenge
Final Event - Saturday May 14, 2022!
The final event can be watched on our channel Here
Join us in congratulating the hard work of the teams and mentors!
Here is the info for our Spring 2022 Challenge- look for another this fall!
Welcome! Are you ready for a Challenge!
The National Society of Black Engineers, Aerospace SIG and MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute
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What: Build, learn and demonstrate operation of a 1U CubeSat
Mission: Detect colored plastic in the ocean from space-New Science missions are being planned!
Who: High school students in USA interested in learning about satellites! Team of 5 students led by team coach (teachers, mentors)
When: January 17th to May 14th, 2022
Resources: Hardware kit for each team, access to online course (self-paced), bi-weekly office hours
Final Event: Saturday, May 14th, 2022 10am to 4pm EDT (virtual)
Team Application Deadline: TBD
NSBE-BWSI Build a CubeSat Challenge Overview: Build, Learn and Demonstrate 1U CubeSat with hardware provided
The initial NSBE-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: