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How to build a PocketQube team

19 Feb 2014, 19:42 UTC
How to build a PocketQube team
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Building a satellite is a big challenge. It takes a bunch of different skillsets to pull off your operational satellite. For example the $50Sat team had 3 team members and Prof Twiggs helped guide them. Whether you are Diy, Ham Radio or a School/University team, spreading the load will make life easier.

Get a leader
You need a PocketQube champion to get early momentum. That is probably the person reading this post. They don’t need to be the most outgoing or knowledgeable, the key here is passion.

Inspire others
You need to create a level of excitement in others that this is going to happen and if they don’t get involved they are missing out on a life changing opportunity.
Use example of successful teams. Two Universities have PocketQubes on Orbit, why shouldn’t yours? The $50sat team built their satellite on a shoestring budget and it is still operational. The open-sourced designs are online, maybe you could add to this with your team?
Space has the power to get grown adults acting like little kids. Use that to inspire others that they can contribute to the NewSpace movement in some tangible way, for less than the price of a ...

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