UKSEDS and SSPI (Society for Satellite Professionals International) are happy to announce the 2016 – 17 Satellite Design Competition. Teams are challenged to develop the design for a small communications satellite capable of delivering 50 Mbps of data connectivity from LEO to small antennas on the ground without exceeding a weight limit of 150 kilograms.
The submissions will be judged first on the quality, depth, and rigor of the work presented, and secondly on the breadth of the work in terms of topics covered. Each team will be assigned a mentor within the satellite industry to act as an advisor in this process.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st (£500), 2nd (£350), and 3rd (£200) places. SSPI will also conduct video interviews with the winning teams, and promote them and their project to its global membership of 5,000 satellite professionals in more than 40 nations (looks great on your CV).
For more information on the competition, its deliverables, and how to apply, please see the competition page.