The Satellites program is designed to give participants an
appreciation of the role that satellites play in today's world, and an understanding
of how they work.
Participants use their creativity, imagination, and
problem-solving and leadership skills to design their own satellite. The
participants also learn to appreciate the importance of decision-making, a
crucial skill in today's fast-paced world. Each group will employ these
strengths to produce a realistic design, while learning about science and
technology, and making new friends.
The Satellites participants split up into groups of four to
design a satellite, deciding on its function and choosing the parts it will
need. Guided by a Spacesim member, the participants then choose the parts
of their satellite, taking cost, efficiency, and durability into account.
Next, the group produces a diagram and presents their satellite to a Board
of Directors who decides which satellite is the most viable to be launched.
Students will also have the opportunity to explore
Spacesim's habitat, the Hawking, as well as Mission Control.
We regret that we currently do not offer this program as an