Designed to be hoisted into the air, the model CubeSat measures and records atmospheric air pressure, altitude and temperature and transmits these measurements over a radio link to a complementary ground-station.
Best delivered in a workshop setting, students learn about CubeSats; assemble and program their CubeSats; and then test them in pre-flight and by lifting them using a drone.
- Explore the design and application of CubeSats for citizen science
- Understand the relationship between altitude and air pressure
- Explore changes in temperature with elevation