University of Warwick Satellite Engineering Team 2017-18
WUSAT Selected to attend ESA pre-FYS Training Programme!
We are very excited to let you know that our WUSAT-3 satellite and its wildlife monitoring
mission has been selected by ESA to take part in a ‘Fly Your Satellite’ (FYS) training programme. Following a project submission by Project Director Bill Crofts and individual submissions by team members Ben Olsen, Naomi Dobson, Tony Hogan, and Ben Taylor, we recently learned that the WUSAT-3 team has been chosen to receive training in Concurrent Engineering methods of Space technology design. Three team members will travel to ESA’s Concurrent Design Facility (Redu, Belgium) on 16th January 2018 to commence training.
This programme of training has been specifically devised to prepare a satellite team to work on the FYS launch programme. WUSAT-3 is being designed for launch to the International Space Station via the FYS programme. The fact that ESA have now seen, and chosen, our WUSAT-3 satellite and mission design is a major milestone for the team, including all of our valued partners! Still a lot to do, but we’re definitely on track!
: Prof Julia Hunter-Anderson (Co-Director/Systems Engineer),
Oli Vavasour (PhD Advisor),
Sean Perry (PhD Advisor},
Ben Taylor (Mech Eng),
Ben Olsen (Mech Eng),
Sam Croote (Elec Eng),
Dr Bill Crofts (Project Director)
: Tony Hogan (Manu/Mech Eng), Sophie Clarke (Electronic Eng),
Sam Tucker Harvey (PhD Advisor), Naomi Dobson (Systems Eng), Marina Shcherbakova (Systems Eng)
In late February, an additional ESA training week, ‘Hands-on Training for Small Satellite Design and Testing’, has also been arranged to assist in FYS preparation. This programme covers most of the major topics in satellite design from Space Systems Engineering, software, communications, through to satellite operations and testing. One of our Electronics Engineers, Sam Croote, has made a submission to attend, and we hope he will be successful. This will form a substantial grounding to our FYS launch programme progress.