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As this team approaches its 6th year, they are nearing the completion of their miniature satellite as a partaker of NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CLSI). The team is actively seeking new members from a variety of backgrounds to bolster their efforts towards launching the satellite into low-earth orbit during the 2021/2022 school year.
In accordance with the guidelines of theNASA’s Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams (Micro-g NExT) competition, this team will design and build a device that addresses an impediment to space travel. The creation of this team is timely; NASA is only a few years away from sending its own astronauts back to the moon under the Artemis program.
An ornithopter is an aircraft that generates thrust and lift by flapping like a bird, rather than traditional forms of propulsions such as a propellor. This team will combine mechanical and computational design to create a functional ornithopter that will be optimized in accordance with the latest scientific research in this branch of aeronautics.
As the YUAA motto acknowledges, sometimes it is rocket science. This team will create a 2 stage rocket equipped with a Student Researched and Developed (SRAD) motor that can reach an altitude of 30,000 feet.