What is Space Concordia doing?
Space Concordia won the first edition of the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge on September 29th, 2012, the 50th anniversary of the launch of Canada's first satellite – Alouette 1. ConSat-1 team is currently in the process of building the flight model for the launch. In spite of that, Space Concordia is going to participate in the second edition of the competition and we have already set up a team. We would like to give everyone the opportunity to send us your ideas for our next satellite's payload.
What’s a payload?
The payload is the content of our satellite. In essence, we're building a box that will hang in orbit, and the payload is what's inside the box: microorganisms for astrobiological testing, ion thrusters for propulsion, a magnetometer for magnetic field detection or whatever else you can think of. It's the whole reason the satellite will be put into orbit.
What do I need to do?
- Innovation: This has never been done before
- Power: Approximately 1 Watt or less
- Budget: Approximately $10,000
- Size: Can be contained in a 10cm cube
- Importance: Significant impact on science, industry or the environment
Once you have your idea, you can submit in one of four different ways:
- post a message directly to our UserVoice page
- email email@example.com
- post a comment below
- message us on Twitter or join our FaceBook group and post there
We’re going to round up your proposals by January 25th and post them to a service called UserVoice, where we can track proposals and open them up to a general vote. From there, we’ll meet, go through the top 5 proposals in-depth, and then hold a group vote for each proposal, answering the all-important question, “How excited would I be on this project?”
To see our Request for Proposals document, please click here.
What's the next step?
If you have any questions, concerns or comments, post them below or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.