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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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Email or join our slack if you want to get involved, but can't attend the kickoff.

Spacecraft Technology Grants

June 23, 2021 10:25 AM
Level up your spacecraft skills and become a specialist in the space technology of your choice! Your team of 3-5 gets mentoring and funding to design, build, and test one of the technologies BYU needs for future spaceflight missions. Challenge examples include:

  • Create a ground station and get a license to talk to satellites in space!
  • Design a spacecraft navigation system and test it on an air bearing!
  • Build a structure to withstand rocket vibration and test it on a vibration table!

Learn more here.

Completion of the Spacecraft Competition prior to Spacecraft Challenges is encouraged.

Spacecraft Team

June 23, 2021 01:18 PM
The BYU Spacecraft Team designs, builds, tests, launches, and operates satellites in outer space! Unless you have skills we urgently need, complete at least one Spacecraft Challenge before applying to the Spacecraft Team.

Spacecraft Research

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.