Engitronic, CONYTEC, STEAM WORLD, and One Voice 4 Change are inviting student teams from Peru to a CubeSat Learning Adventure. In collaboration with The GLOBE Program, other countries , and other space agencies, we will use CubeSat technologies to solve problems related to climate change
Facilitating teachers and their students will be introduced to aerospace mentors in an experiential learning adventure. Our design team will support with resources for project management and facilitation strategies.
This is a pilot program where students inspire and inform every phase. Each team will have the freedom to design and innovate according to their passion and perseverance.
This important to Peru in order to:
Build STEM Capacity in the Educational System in Peru
Promote Space Technology Application
INSPIRE Peruvian Communities, Schools, Cities, and Families
Phase I: (March 2 - May 2, 2023)
Students will build A3Sats (low cost satellite emulator that runs on solar panels and batteries, transmits UHF radio telemetry, has a 3D printed frame, and can be extended by additional sensors and modules.)
For those who complete Phase I, Phase II is an extension the project, and may take another semester or longer. The CubeSat Sims can be launched on a high altitude balloon or drone as the real-life realization to the principles the students are learning in Phase I. Multiple groups/schools taking different data and analyzing/comparing, and diversifying the sensors aboard lead to collaborative "missions." e.g. data, LINK
Our teams and collaborating partners will be challenged to create an app or webpage whereby each team's data can be shared via an interactive global map.
Phase III is part of the all-encompassing goal to be implemented later. With the fundamentals and real-life launch/data experience completed, the third phase is to build and fly operational CubeSats. https://vaspace.org/33/ (These CubeSats would be orbital with either the Air Force, private entities/companies such as BLUE ORIGIN, or NASA's CubeSat Launch - https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/heo/home/CubeSats_initiative
Teams are encouraged to share their accomplishments by posting videos to YouTube that describes the process, products, and learning by each team. The project will adjust to the students need/desire based on their learning and progress. Phase I can be achieved in one semester.
Schedule for Excellence
Each school works with their assigned mentor to create their own collaborative schedule. (asynchronous, synchronous, and in person) Each team will share weekly status reports covering research, technical questions, challenges, and project management updates. Teams have the option of written reports, video reports, or checking in live weekly via zoom.
January: A3Sats Distributed in Peru, Introduce Mentor to Teams, Establish Communication and Norms
February: Host 8 Virtual Workshops to Build Background Knowledge and Skills
March 2 - May 2: Assemble A3Sats, Acquire, Analyze, Apply, Learning Community Customization and Communication with other Teams
May- June: PHASE II for those continuing - Design Launch (Balloon, Drone)
Student Driven / Teacher Facilitated / Aerospace Industry Inspired and Informed
Students will do the work via experiential, hands-on, and applied learning.
Facilitating Teachers facilitate a relationship between their students and subject matter experts. Teachers are not expected to be subject matter experts. Teachers will communicate in order to build a digital community and share, catalog, and record successes and ideas.
Mentors inspire and inform by simply listening to students and offering advice. Mentors will be provided with resources for "Best Practices" and encouraged to communicate with other mentors to give our teams a global network of support. Mentors do not teach, create content and curriculum, or handle classroom management.
Collaboration Between Teams
The combined network of our mentors and teams will ensure that all parties are supported. Teams are highly encouraged to share solutions and help other teams.
Spanish / English
Our intent is to provide this global learning adventure simultaneously in Spanish and English. We will work through challenges and opportunities together, respecting the potential of multiple perspectives for the global mission of empowering all learners, GLOBALLY.
A3SAT Product Design: John Moore (Executive Director for Earth Observations and Earth Observations)
Lead for Facilitating Teachers: Adrian Ojeda Flores (Liceo Naval C. de N. Francisco Carrasco)
Project Coordinator: Dr. Gregg Cannady (One Voice 4 Change)
Project Management Advisor: Eric Wilson - (Colorado School of Mines, PhD Student, Space Resources Program)
Advisory: Rusty Low (The Globe Program)
Advisory: Peder Nelson (Sr. Instructor at Oregon State University; Science lead for Land Cover in NASA’s GLOBE Observer, OregonView State Coordinato)
Aerospace Mentor Advisor: Dr. Emily Matula (Extravehicular Activity (EVA, spacewalks) Flight Controller, NASA Johnson Space Center)
RFP - Coming Soon
Events & Invitations
Oct. 29-30 - SmallSat Education Conference LINK
Nov. 29 - NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) LINK
February Background Knowledge Sessions TBA
School/University Facilitating Teacher/Professor Mentors
Resources & Links
CUBESATS and SMALLSATS: A New Revolution in Spacecraft: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/topics/cubesats
A MUST SEE VIDEO - A³SAT Explained: https://youtu.be/duRXNO4H65o
How to Build Your Own Satellite: CubeSats: https://youtu.be/ustX3vnm2AY
NASA’s CubeSat Launch initiative (CSLI): https://www.nasa.gov/content/about-cubesat-launch-initiative
The GLOBE Program in Kenya: https://fb.watch/hvh_4hsZXz/
NASA - CubeSats: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cubesats/index.html
SmallSat Education Conference playlist - October 2022:
Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) is an exciting initiative created by NASA to attract and retain students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.
CubeSat Design Handbook - Capital Technology University: https://github.com/sandyfreelance/cactus-open
(graciously shared by Dr. Sandy Antunes.
There are so many ways to find out more about CubeSats. Check out Pony Express from LM.
Mission Examples: Payloads
Lucy Instrument Suite: http://lucy.swri.edu/mission/Spacecraft.html
Lucy Instrument Details: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/PSJ/abf83f
OSIRIS-REx Instrument Suite: https://www.asteroidmission.org/objectives/instruments/
Dragonfly CubeSat Cameras: https://dragonflyaerospace.com/products/
CubeSat Vendor Catalog: https://gomspace.com/shop/subsystems/default.aspx
Other vendors you can look up: Tyvak, NanoAvionics, Adcole, Pumpkin Space
The Horizons of CubeSat Technology: https://youtu.be/_v3rSxYY1hE
"Learn a Lot - The Hard Way" with Sarah Rogers, Phoenix CubeSat Design: https://youtu.be/CnlBBM_umOM
Activity from NASA: https://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/outreach/engineerAsatellite.html
TED Talk: what can we use the satellite for? What problems can we solve?
Space Steps: https://spacesteps.com/home
Building web apps to help educate students around the world on space topics. Stay tuned for apps built for S2B2O.
Online Dashboard for Sharing Data (example):
Shared by Sarah Rogers, Systems Engineer, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Virtual CubeSat Build: FREE APP - https://spacesteps.com/ssa
Glossary of Aerospace Terms en español: LINK Here is the accompanying explanation from Alexandra Lora (ABE, Agencia Boliviana Espacial: LINK (This paper presents a proposal to standardize the aerospace terminology in Spanish and then create a tool (Spanish Aerospace Terminology Standardization SATS) available to use for all public.) The creation of the translation tool would be a valuable quest for our teams to complete.
Congratulations Coral (Bolivia): GOSATS Pilot Class, Spring 2022
Check out this presentation from students being mentored by Lockheed Martin employees. (Executive HS Internship Program)
May 10, 2022-Final Presentations
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