Illinois Tiny Satellite Initiative

University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign

Students who get involved with the CubeSat project will be introduced to the process of constructive designing and interdisciplinary group work.  But most of all, CubeSat gives students an opportunity to have hands-on experience on a real spacecraft, a chance many students did not have in the past.

 Group Dynamic

The administrative structure of the group is simple.  On the top, there is a student held CubeSat project manager.  This position is responsible for organizing all meetings and facilitates communication through out the whole team.  Below the CubeSat project manager, is the subsystem team leads.  These individuals are responsible completing semester tasks in that particular area.  The subsystem team lead delegates pieces of these tasks to the team members of their subsystem, to contribute to the whole project.  When entering CubeSat, persons are introduced the project and trained in certain areas, getting a broad base of understanding of the project at the same time.  After a semester or more, individuals request subsystem team leader positions and then later on, to CubeSat team lead, if pursued. 

 Interested Students

Any students from the University of Illinois - Urbana, Champaign that feels they are qualified and can contribute to team, this section is for you.  Contact Professor Swenson or Coverstone to inform them of your interest.  They will be able to help you answer any questions you have.  All interested students must have instructor approval to participate.  The approval form is available below.

Professor Contact Info:  [Contacts Page]

Class Brochure CubeSatRecruitingFlyer.doc

Approval Form 491StudentForm.pdf

Class Intro Presentation Cubesat-CourseIntro-FALL05.ppt

ION Design Info Brochure ION_Info_Sheet.pdf

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