Launch Day

Launch day is the pinnacle of the challenge. It’s unbelievably satisfying to integrate your finished spacecraft and receive data during its rocket flight! Launch day happens only once, so make sure to keep up with the challenge schedule. As launch day approaches, we will send a message to tell you how to prepare for the big event.

After the competition, we'll help you plot your data so you can figure out what happened around your femtosat. Look for meaningful events and patterns in your data. What did you expect? What didn’t you expect? Write a brief report explaining your findings, how you reached them, why they're important, and how your hardware and software influenced them. Your report will be scored based on the rubric provided on the competition scoring page.