BLUEsat UNSW is a student space society, with a mission to give students real-world experience in multi-disciplinary space engineering projects, and promote space technology in Australia.
Founded in 1997, the society began as a single project to develop a low earth orbit satellite. Its original aim was to launch one of the first student satellites in Australia and provide a society for students interested in developing the Australian Space Industry. However, in recent years the group has expanded to include a broader range of space related projects including:
- Off-World Robotics – Development of a Mars Rover to compete in international competitions.
- CubeSats – Development of CubeSat systems and missions.
- High Altitude Balloon Project – Development of Stratospheric Balloon Vehicles for high altitude equipment testing and other projects.
- Groundstation – Management of a nanosatellite groundstation.
The society is wholly run by students at UNSW Sydney, Australia. Members learn practical technical skills, and cross-disciplinary work practises, whilst also gaining leadership and project management experience.
As well as our engineering teams BLUEsat also has members working on media, events, and finance; and runs outreach activities to promote space engineering and STEM.
Sounds interesting? BLUEsat UNSW is always looking for new members. We accept UNSW Sydney students of all experience levels, and disciplines. All you need is a passion for space, robotics, or engineering, or even just a desire to gain real world experience! If you are interested in getting involved in the society please take a look at the Join page.