Astrium Conference Paper and Leaflet
- Read the task in Box 1.
- Download each of the pdfs and read them. Keep these open so you can refer to them as you watch the video.
- Watch the video.
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.