This past weekend two students from the CAPE team traveled to The Annual LaSpace Conference to present our progress on the CAPE project over the last year. Overall the conference was a success and we were treated to some great posters from other research and development programs at other Universities.
Vance Dourmit checking the posters after hanging them up.
Vance Dourmit explaining the CAPE Project to a professor.
During the conference, we met a member from the CrawSat I launch team, Lauren Gossen, who took one of the photos on the current CrawSat Poster.
I hope everyone had a great summer. While most college students were down at the beach, the CAPE team was hard at work this past summer, making strides towards completion of the CAPE-2 Satellite Project. We’ve made a lot of changes, even going as far as to redefine our Command and Data Handling Subsystem from the ground up, while Communications, Power, and the Software Defined Radio Subsystems continued development. While on the side, myself and Louis Courville spent six weeks teaching classes to highschool students enrolled in the ULL Upward Bound Program in Programming Arduinos and Website Development as part of our continual Educational Outreach here at CAPE.
Now with the semester underway at UL, our team has redoubled efforts to complete flight hardware for the satellite by the end of the year, and a new team of students has taken on the task of developing and flying CrawSat IV.
So look forward for more exciting updates from us!