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What is EQUiSat?

EQUiSat is a low-cost CubeSat constructed in a short time frame by a small group of undergraduate engineering students to encourage non-professional involvement in the ever-growing aerospace industry.

As such, a key objective of the EQUiSat is accessibility to the public eye. The satellite's main payload is an optical beacon that will emit enough light to be visible on earth by the naked eye. EQUiSat will also transmit a radio signal that can be read by anyone via amateur radio.

What is CubeSat?

According to Wikipedia: A CubeSat is a type of miniaturized satellite for space research that usually has a volume of exactly one liter (10 cm cube), has a mass of no more than 1.33 kilograms, and typically uses commercial off-the-shelf electronics components. Beginning in 1999, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) and Stanford University developed the CubeSat specifications to help universities worldwide to perform space science and exploration.

Feel free to check out our working chassis CAD model.

Click here to learn more about the structure group. You can also access downloads of our CAD model via the Resources page.

Look what we've been doing in the machine shop.

To see a full photo gallery of the team at work, click through on the image. You can find more information about our manufacturing group as well.

Don't forget that EquiSat is an open source project.

We make sure to keep a record of our work. Detailed information about the design of EquiSat is available in our Resources section in the form of PDFs.

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