About our Mission and Spacecraft
The STM Sat-1 mission is to perform Earth observation and engage grade school students around the world as remote Mission Operation Centers. Our mission spacecraft satellite is very small. Spacecraft of this size are known as nano-satellites. This CubeSat model kit is very popular among amateur satellite builders.
Become a RMOC schoolClick here to join our Remote Mission Operation Center (RMOC).
October 2014 - The spacecraft is undergoing final flight integration. The solar arrays and deployable antenna will be installed next month. The spacecraft will go through a vibration test in January 2015. The flight hardware will be provided to the launch vehicle team in mid February 2015.
October 2014 - The students continue to participate in space related activities. This month they learned about Computer Aided Design (CAD), rapid prototyping (3D printing) and engineering model testing. The students will visit the Orbital Sciences Cygnus spacecraft bus that will carry the CubeSat to the International Space Station. This visit will take place in early November.
September 2014 - Everyone is really excited about the launch in April 2015. The students will have a day off school to watch the launch on Wallops Isand, Virginia.
June 2014 – STM students shared with Catholic Life TV how they intend to explore God’s Universe with their very own satellite.
June 2014 – Students are working on a new strategy for deploying the antenna using fishing line and the natural heat produced by a resistor.
For additional news and the latest information on STMSat-1, please click here or on the NEWS button on the navigation bar.