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. For more than 20 years this has allowed the society to provide 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:
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 us page here
Our Latest Blogs
February has been a great month for BLUEsat – with our O-week stall bringing new members into the society, running workshops, preparations for a rocket launch to test our CubeSat subsystems and development of all our projects.
January has been fairly productive despite many members being on holidays, with work on a mobile groundstation, design modifications to our rover and more.
BLUEsat’s drone team formed in August 2018, this blog talks about the changes in the goals, design and approach of the drone team in that time.
The BLUEsat Satellite team and BioSphere are launching a payload with genetically modified bacteria in the AIAA Rocketry rocket at THUNDA 2019 in April!
As part of the design of our CubeSat satellite, a 10x10x10cm cube, a frame is required, to stabilise solar panels and hold circuit boards among other things. This blog covers the design process of this frame.