SchoolSat project aims to deliver an educational satellite-like platform similar to a very popular CubeSat standard. The goal is to provide a new and interesting approach to science education and also development of practical skills.
The satellite is very beginner friendly in terms of assembly and soldering and at the same time includes all components necessary to introduce students to satellite technology and operations.
The educational kit introduces the student to basic soldering and mechanical aspects of a small satellite. Afterwards, using the wide-spread Arduino platform as the main computer, the satellite can be used to collect environmental data and information about its internal state. All of this is then transmitted via radio link to a computer, where it is collected and displayed in real time. This data can be used to introduce students to data analysis and gives them a real world experience of working with a device and understanding the whole process that happens when satellites help scientific or industrial applications.
Apart from a basic set of experiments, SchoolSat is completely open for development of custom programs, electronics and whole experiments. This makes it a great device for continued education in science and technology.
To find out how SchoolSAT came into being, take a look at the PROJECT PROGRESS
We are cooperating on the project with the Valašské Meziříčí Observatory and the Hungarian Astronautical Society.
The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visagrad Fund . The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.
The information will be updated continuously during the project.