SilverSat immerses Silver Spring youth in real-world engineering by taking on a timely and difficult engineering challenge: to design, build, launch and operate a satellite in Earth orbit. The satellite we build will belong to a class of satellites called CubeSats.
SilverSat is a multi-year project that is both a challenging engineering development effort and a science and technology classroom. The technology goal of this project is to design, build, launch and operate a real satellite. The educational goal of this project is to provide the participants the experience of a real-world engineering challenge, one that many would consider well beyond their abilities. The project is open to interested and motivated middle-school and high school youth and their families in the greater Silver Spring area.