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Astrium Conference Paper and Leaflet

  1. Read the task in Box 1.
  2. Download each of the pdfs and read them. Keep these open so you can refer to them as you watch the video.
  3. Watch the video.

Step 1

The Task

LunchSat is a project that gives young graduate engineers at Astrium the chance to understand the design, development and implementation cycle of a satellite by allowing them to experience all aspects of a spacecraft program and the opportunity to 'own' or project manage a subsystem long before they normally would in a full commercial or science satellite programme.
The LunchSat team is tasked with building and launching a CubeSat satellite that will carry at least 1 payload and an imager into a Low Earth Orbit (LEO). They must also construct and commission a number of ground stations to communicate with the Astrium satellite and other satellites already in orbit.
As part of the design and manufacturing activity, the graduates are required to write a variety of technical design, manufacture and test documents which are read by their team members and reviewed by other graduates who might be taking over the work at a later stage. Alongside this, there are opportunities for graduates to write technical papers for national or international conferences or informative leaflets for distribution to a wider audience both within and outside Astrium.

Step 2


LunchSat Technical Leaflet

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LunchSat Conference Paper

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Step 3

Step 4
Download the transcript for this video.

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