The Canadian Satellite Design Challenge (CSDC) invites 12 university from across Canada to compete through the development and design of 3U cube satellites and the scientific missions they will conduct. Through preliminary and critical design reviews as well as vibration testing the teams are judged with the first place winning assistance in launching their satellite.
Another large focus of the CSDC is to perform outreach to the community and with students to promote science, engineering, and space as exciting and viable career paths as well as to promote Canada’s place in space technology.
Though small in size, the microsatellite has to have all the critical functionality of a larger satellite like the power, payload, attitude determination and control, communication, and operations. It is an extensive and very exciting challenge!
More information can be found on the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge Managment Society’s webpage found at www.csdcms.ca.