The MHS Aerospace club runs in partnership with the Mechanical and Aerospace engineering department at Princeton University and MaxIQ Space, to provide opportunities to students whom experience real world engineering workflow from development, build, coding and finally, a real world launch of pico-satellites that they have built going into ELEO or Extreme Low Earth Orbit! This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity, as many students, even at large universities in grad school do not get the chance to launch something that they have touched with their own hands into space.
Previously, the club had launching opportunities through the Mid-Atlantic Spaceport on the Antares Orbital ATK launch missions which go to the ISS or International Space Station and we hitched a ride attached to the Cygnus payload as a secondary payload. For the years of 2021-2026, we will be launching through BluShift, a new aerospace company that will be launching from Maine and opening a new Northeast Spaceport servicing polar orbits, in particular with our first payload set to launch in Q1 of 2023. See launch Manifest here.
The great part about this club, besides getting a chance to have something YOU created go into space, is that it is made for people who participate in other clubs, after-school curricular activities and especially all student athletes who have limited time after school. If you are interested in pursuing any kind of engineering or just enjoy tinkering around, come check out our clubs' Google classroom, or send an email to get started! The code and link to our website is below.
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Club meeting times: Wednesdays starting 9.14.2022 in room E-2316