Deployment Discussion

Marc (left), an electrical engineering student, and Devan (right), an engineering physics student, are discussing the logistics of the communication antenna deployment. This antenna will be utilized to transmit collected scientific data from space back to our team on Earth. The coiled design allows the antenna to be stored within the satellite during launch. When appropriate, the antenna will be deployed to a length of approximately 17cm. Current work is being done to ensure the proper deployment of the antenna, including safeguards for scenarios in which the deployment fails.