Lunar Excavator

The team has begun working on its newest project, the design and construction of a lunar excavator. The goal of this project is to design a robot that can be remotely controlled, or autonomously operate on its own to excavate (pick up) the sediment on the lunar surface. This robot is called a lunabot. The team hopes to, and is planning on participating in the annual NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition.

Former Team President Talks at TEDx Winnipeg

We are pleased to announce that former team president, Aarya Shahsavar, gave a successful talk on the new frontiers of space at TEDxWinnipeg on September 13th at the Winnipeg Art Gallery! To view his TED talk check out his video here.

President to talk at TEDxWinnipeg 2012

We are pleased to announce that our president, Aarya Shahsavar, will be giving a TED talk on the new frontiers of space at TEDxWinnipeg on September 13th at the Winnipeg Art Gallery! For more information, check out the profile here.

Experiential Learning Expo

We are very happy to announce that the USST will be taking part in this year’s Experiential Learning Expo! This is an on-campus event which promotes the different ways in which students are able to apply the skills they learn in class — and what better example of this than the USST?

Our teammates will be at the expo (located in Upper Place Riel) from 10am-3pm this Thursday, March 15.

If you’re interested in taking an up close and personal look at the prototype of our nanosatellite, stop by our booth!

Critical Design Review

Our teammates have returned from the critical design review in Ottawa! They successfully presented the design of the USST’s nanosatellite to a panel of judges at the Canadian Space Agency for the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge. Our team has received the results from this exciting venture and are looking forward to sharing them with the public over the course of the next week. The press release can be seen here. Stay tuned for media coverage!

Official Release

We are happy to announce that our press release this morning was a huge success! We had a great turnout and received a lot of media attention. We were very excited to finally be able to announce our collaboration with the United States Naval Research Laboratory and unveil our satellite prototype to the public!

Thank you to Mayor Don Atchison, Dr. Glenn Hussey, and Dr. Ernie Barber for speaking at our event; we truly appreciate your support. We are also very grateful to everyone who took the time out of their day to stop by our event–it wouldn’t have been as successful as it was without you!

The official release can be seen here. For more information about the press coverage received from this event, take a look at this page; we will keep it updated as new information becomes available.

Press Conference

The University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team is hosting a press conference on February 16 at 9:30am in Convocation Hall to make an announcement about the future of our team. In addition, we will be sending off a group of our teammates as they journey to Ottawa on February 19. These members will be presenting the design of the USST’s nanosatellite to a panel of judges at the Canadian Space Agency’s David Florida Lab as part of the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge. We hope to see you there!

News Talk 650 CKOM

Our team president, Aarya Shahsavar, was on The Brent Loucks Show this morning discussing the USST and independent space projects. Check out our press page for more information!

Coming Soon: Major Announcement!

We will be making a major announcement with regards to sponsorship and donation in the very near future. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting development!