Over the summer, many members of SLU-SEDS have been working on our student satellite, COPPER, currently manifested for a Summer 2012 launch through NASA’s ELaNa program. More recently, we’ve visited the St. Louis Science Center’s McDonnell Planetarium and stargazed with the St. Louis Astronomical Society.
For the coming quarter, we have several activities planned. We’re currently planning our campus’ Humans vs. Zombies game, scheduled for the week of October 17th. We’ve had contacts with the St. Louis Science Center’s community outreach department and are planning to get involved with their work. We’ve secured funding to construct and test homemade rocket engines. We have two guest speakers lined up to discuss Small Satellites and Planetary (non-Earth) Weather. Our members will also continue to work on COPPER.