ECOSat is the University of Victoria student team participating in the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge (CSDC). The CSDC invites twelve universities across Canada to develop the experience and infrastructure for small satellite design. The challenge helps universities structure new research and expertise through the development of a 3U CubeSat (10x10x30 cm and under 4kg).
The ECOSat group consists of dedicated undergraduate and graduate students passionate about space technology. Through the hard work and development of the groups fully in house designed power, command and data handling, mechanical, and payload systems the initial satellite placed third in 2012. With the experience and further development following the success in the first round the group achieved first place in 2014 securing a launch into low earth orbit.
We are always looking for new members and sponsors. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the project or getting involved in this unique competition.
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