SCASS Holds the 1st Week of a CubeSat Course
(Nov. 4th – 8th, 2018)
During the period of November 4th – 8th, the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences (SCASS) at the University of Sharjah held the first week of a series of a six-week CubeSat course organized in collaboration with the Istanbul Technical University, one of the leading European universities in space technologies. More than 20 students from the University of Sharjah, the American University of Sharjah, and five IAESTE students attended this course. The topic was the SHARJAH-SAT-1 3U CubeSat that is planned to be launched in the first quarter of 2020. The CubeSat will carry a state-of-the-art x-ray detector and a high-resolution camera. The students were exposed to the CubeSat technology in all of its aspects. For each session, the students went through a theoretical lecture part, then a hands-on practice session. During this five-day first week program, the students had to build a non-flying system using off-the-shelf components to simulate a real CubeSat. The remaining five weeks of the program will be given in the upcoming weeks.