The Irvine CubeSat Program is composed of six public high schools from the Tustin and Irvine School Districts. All schools are given specific roles and functions for each CubeSat Mission, to include Avionics, Communication, Propulsion, Power, BioTech, and Prime Contractor.
Mimicking a real-world engineering firm approach to large, complex projects, each team is responsible for communicating their plans and achievements to the rest of the group to ensure that the overall mission is successful.
A Tale of 2 Satellites ✅orbiting 🌍 at the same time ✅ #IRVINE01 🚀 into #space with @RocketLab & #IRVINE02 🚀@SpaceX #Falcon9 @SpaceflightInc ✅build,programmed,& tested by high school students from @IUSD & @TUSDschools ✅Powered by @IPSFinfo ,@DrBrentFreeze , & @thekainsosa pic.twitter.com/2Vgbc6DVwK
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** Polish universities to build CubeSat for Mars mission launched by Virgin Orbit: SatRevolution, Virgin Orbit and Polish Universities Establish Mars Consortium | Virgin Orbit
Scientists and engineers from nearly a dozen Polish universities have teamed up with Poland-based satellite company SatRevolution and Sir Richard Branson’s small satellite launch company Virgin Orbit to establish a new consortium to design and carry out the world’s first dedicated commercial small satellite mission to Mars. The parties established the consortium at a formal signing ceremony during the Impact Mobility’19 rEVolution conference in Katowice, Poland.
The consortium will jointly develop the first in a series of up to three Mars missions, with the initial launch expected as early as three years from now.
At the core of the consortium are many of the top technical universities in Poland. AGH University of Science and Technology, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poznań University of Technology, Gdańsk University of Technology Lódz University of Technology, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, and Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences have each signed on to take part in the collaborative program. Leadership from these universities see the consortium and the missions it will conduct as an unprecedented opportunity for growth and development across many technical disciplines, in addition to creating opportunities for commercialization.
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