Projects

Our Current Projects

SEDS Space Seminar

We are organizing a seminar that is aimed at educating attendees about all things space. Speakers will include people such as cosmology professors, NASA administrators, and members of the private space sector. If you are interested in attending this seminar, please email manweic'at'mit.edu to be put on the mailing list.

Business Pitch Competition

We will be entering the SEDS business pitch competition to create a great space based enterprise. Please contact manweic'at'mit.edu if interested in joining the team.

Cubesat Build

We are going to build a cubesat from the ground up. Please contact scassady'at'mit.edu and itorres'at'mit.edu if interested in joining!

Become an Astronaut (Neutral Buoyancy Competition)

Ever wanted to be an astronaut? MIT SEDS is preparing to recreate a neutral buoyancy system used to train NASA astronauts right here at MIT during the annual "Become an astronaut competition". Participants will test their mettle and compete with each other to perform astronaut related tasks at the MIT pool. Want to get involved with this event? Contact nmehrle'at'mit.edu!

Climate CubeSat Co-Building (C3)

Members of SEDS at MIT are volunteering to help high schoolers build a cubesat. This spring, volunteers are teaching topics that will allow the high schoolers to build their own satellite. Next academic year, volunteers will be mentoring the students in the construction and fabrication of the cubesat itself. Contact manweic'at'mit.edu for more info.

 

Our Past Projects

Designing a Robotic Space Tug (2018)

2nd Place in SEDS Satellite Design Competition

As advances in technology push us further into space, space craft must be designed to meet various mission needs. The space tug is a concept craft that has potential to revolutionize the commercial as well as the governmental space industries. We are designing a robotic space tug for the 2018 SEDS national satellite design competition. Our design was aimed at solving the space tug 'chicken and egg' problem where satellite manufacturers wouldn't create a universal docking port due to the non-existance of satellite servicers, and satellite servicers had a hard time finding a servicing mission due to the lack of a universal docking port on satellites. Additionally, our design targeted satellites in LEO as opposed to GEO, where current missions are headed.