FUNSAT Workshops

2013-14 FUNSAT WORKSHOP

The FUNSAT workshop will be held at the Space Life Sciences Lab (SLSL) building at Exploration Park, adjacent to the Kennedy Space Center on May 8, 2014 from 10:00am to 4pm.

We will be providing lunch. All other details related to the workshop will be emailed to everyone in the near future. 

All teams that have submitted their DDR are expected to make a presentation or have a poster display at the workshop on May 8th. The 3 finalists will be making a presentation at the workshop while the rest are expected to have a poster display. The format for the presentations and poster can be downloaded from the link below

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The 3 finalists will be announced on May 2, 2014. We request the 3 finalist to email us their final presentation by May 6, 2014. The other teams can bring their posters at the workshop. We will be selecting the winner of the competition on May 8, 2014 at the workshop. Following the announcement, we will ask the winning team to choose 2 or 3 other teams to help them build the whole satellite. Details on the procedure will be emailed  few days before the workshop. The winning team will have to rely on the 2 other presentations and the poster displays to make their choices of sub-contractors for the whole satellite.

FUNSAT IV Workshop

The fourth annual FUNSAT workshop was held on May 9th, 2008 begining at noon. The keynote speaker was Dr. Packham from the University of Florida Astronomy Department. In addition, our judges from Honeywell, AMSAT, and Cal Poly gave short presentations. Four finalists, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida International Univesity, and the University of Florida made presentations based on their detailed design reports. Following these presentations, FIT and UF were co-awarded first prize, with each school receiving $7500. FIU won second prize and $1000, and ERAU won 3rd prize and $500. Congratulations to all participants!

FUNSAT VI Workshop

The Sixth workshop was held at the La Cita Country Club in Titusville on May 7, 2010. The featured speaker was Mr. Garrett Skrobot from NASA Kennedy Space Center. Three finalists, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Central Florida, and the University of Florida made presentations based on their detailed design reports. Following these presentations, the University of Central Florida FUNSAT design was awarded the first prize of $7500. UF won second prize and $1000, and ERAU won 3rd prize and $500. Congratulations to all participants!

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