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Outer space offers endless opportunities to explore, be inspired, and improve the human experience. Before long, space-faring machines, called spacecraft, could bring internet to the whole world, 3D-print replacement hearts in microgravity, and carry humans to Mars! The Spacecraft Club is your chance to join the action as a spacecraft engineer! Sign up for the Spacecraft Competition or volunteer with a Spacecraft Challenge team today!

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Beginner Spacecraft Competition

June 21, 2021 10:44 AM
The Beginner Spacecraft Competition helps new engineers develop the skills needed to design and build miniature spacecraft. These miniature spacecraft, called femtosats, collect and process real-time data from onboard sensors. At the end of the semester they are launched hundreds of feet in the air on model rockets and must transmit their data to a ground station.

Intermediate Spacecraft Challenges

June 23, 2021 10:25 AM
Level up your spacecraft skills and become a specialist in the space technology of your choice! As you participate in the Intermediate Spacecraft Challenges, your team gets mentoring and funding to design, build, and test one of the technologies BYU needs for future spaceflight missions.

Advanced Spacecraft Team

February 15, 2024 09:26 AM
The Advanced Spacecraft Team designs, builds, tests, launches, and operates satellites in outer space! Complete at least one Spacecraft Challenge before applying to the Spacecraft Team.

Spacecraft Research Lab

June 21, 2021 11:23 AM
After honing your skills in the Spacecraft Club, you can apply for paid opportunities to research advanced spacecraft technologies as an undergraduate research assistant or graduate researcher in the Spacecraft Research Lab.

Image credits for competition icons (top to bottom): KickSat (used with permission), NASA, NASA, NASA.