The experience
  • Gain valuable, hands-on experience with electronics, mechanical design, programming, and systems engineering
  • Participate in design reviews with program managers and NASA engineers
  • Work closely with AOE and ECE professors
  • Travel to NASA Wallops to participate in testing and to see the Terrier-Improved Malamute rocket
  • launch up-close in August 2012

The Payload
  • Space dust instrument from Baylor University will collect in-situ measurements of the linear
  • momentum and direction of dust particles
  • Optical Nitric Oxide (NO) sensor will measure NO concentrations in the upper atmosphere.
  • Power system, structure, mechanisms, and flight computer will facilitate operation of the science instruments