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SEDS Sat Competition (Completed)

SEDS teams in the past designed a payload that went to space!

The SEDS SAT competition was last started in 2018 and culminated at SpaceVision. Please wait for updates on the next time this competition will take place. Below is an overview of the Competition:

The Astranis SEDS SAT-2 competition called on SEDS chapters across the country to submit a design for a novel 1U CubeSat that was launched and deployed by Nanoracks, LLC, with Astranis donating the cost of the launch.


The competition was officially launched at SpaceVision 2018, where the Request for Proposal (RFP) was released, and an Astranis/Nanoracks workshop was held to give teams an introduction to designing, building, and integrating a CubeSat for low Earth orbit. Virginia Tech took home the top prize with their ContentCube:


“San Francisco, November 6, 2019 — Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), the largest student-run space and science advocacy organization in the world, today announced that Virginia Tech’s inspireFly team is the winner of the Astranis SEDS SAT-2 competition. Astranis, a manufacturer and operator of small geostationary satellites, contributed to the cost of the launch, while competition co-sponsor Nanoracks, a leading provider of commercial access to space, will launch and deploy the winning CubeSat on the International Space Station in the next two to three years.”

Project Manager: Sumayya

Sumayya is the current manager of the SEDS SAT-2 competition. She works at Northrop Grumman and attended the University of Central Florida.

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