SPACE & SATELLITE SYSTEMS at UC Davis
"Providing undergraduates with hands-on experience in engineering real technologies for space"
Who are we?
Aggies Ad Astra
Our efforts are focused towards developing the skills and technical know-how necessary to design spacecraft by developing, manufacturing, and launching a CubeSat mission to Low-Earth Orbit (LEO). The club focuses on technologies for smaller spacecraft and cube satellites and covers a wide range of research areas from controls and dynamics to sensors, electronics and software.
REALOP CubeSat Mission
UC Davis' First CubeSat
Space & Satellite systems club is determined to be the first to launch a CubeSat fully developed by UC Davis students. Our team consists of mainly undergraduate students who are willing to learn new concepts everyday. We have planned, designed, and tested the CubeSat in classrooms, libraries, and studios from scratch to learn and achieve the club's goal.
NASA Design Competition
MAPS TO MARS
The Martian Agriculture and Plant Science Team (MAPS) is a group of eight students within the Space and Satellite Systems Club who designed a greenhouse intended to support human crew on a hypothetical future manned mission to Mars. The MAPS greenhouse was a submission to NASA's 2019 BIG Idea Challenge, which is an annual engineering design competition that seeks innovative design solutions from college students.
Our goal is to build a cost efficient CubeSAT from scratch using new technologies. The CubeSAT would be settled in low earth orbit in which it’ll gather information and pictures of our beloved planet-Earth. This information would be provided to the public for research purposes. We believe that information and pictures would be valuable in studying low earth orbit.