Projects

Satellites A to Z: Construction,
Programming and Launch in Learning Institutions

Hands-On technology is a must for students in the developing economies. For far too long there has been a profound lack of support and knowledge sharing from the developed nations. This divide is not acceptable moving farther into the 21st century.

The project will be piloted in Nigerian high schools and universities and will bring 100 pico-satellite kits to students to be trained and guided on the construction, programming, launch and monitoring. Satellites A to Z is meant to be replicated throughout the developing nations after successfully completing the pilot project in Nigeria. First in Africa, then Asia and finally South America.

 

The goal of the project is to train 200 teams in universities and secondary education institutions to create, prepare and launch their own satellites, furthering Space STEM education throughout the country’s educational system and giving the students cutting edge technology to prepare them for working in the Space sector. In cooperation with Dogeroid’s,  own COO and AmbaSat in the UK, the satellites will be delivered in fully-prepared kits to each institution, with complete instructions from assembly to launch and monitoring each satellite. Please visit https://ambasat.com to learn more about the satellite kits.

 

Introduction

With the rapid pace of Space and Satellite technology advancement, it is essential for students to have hands-on experience in Space projects to further their knowledge and abilities for professional employment and future entrepreneurial endeavours. Satellites, especially the nanosatellites range of sizes have become extremely inexpensive and with AmbaSat, they average about $250 for the full kit, including complete and thorough instructions, parts, programming and launch.The Satellite A to Z project has been designed to promote science, technology, mathematics, engineering and environmental studies among secondary, university and aspiring scientists and will create not only experience, but enthusiasm and full force dedication among participants.

 

Dogeroid LLC will distribute 200 AmbaSat satellites to schools and universities in the Enugu, Ogun (Lagos region) and the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja region). The project will be monitored from Enugu and the AmbaSat team in the UK. A report of the project will be published after completion and a progress report will be listed on the project page of the Space Platform’s website.

 

Project Details

 

Pre-Launch Funding

Detailed financial plan

Schools and Universities selected and finalized

Enugu, Ogun and Federal Capital Territory Teams assembled

200 Satellite kits, delivery and first instructions prepared

           

Stage One: Pre-Launch Setup

Meet, Brief and Orient participating schools, teachers and professors face to face and answer all questions and concerns

Ensure participants' computers and internet connections are in good working order

Online group orientation video sessions for clear and preparatory introductions and orientations

3 Team Leaders chosen for each region 

Online group orientation video sessions for clear and preparatory introductions and orientation

3 Team Leaders chosen for each region 

                       

Strategy Input from participants

Timeline finalized

Delivery of all Satellite Kits to Enugu, Ogun and Federal Capital Territory teams

 

Stage Two: Implementation

Construction begins with close monitoring from COO of Dogeroid online from Enugu

Each step of production validated and verified by COO of Dogeroid an AmbaSat representative

Construction completed

Programming phase begins with monitoring from above two coordinators

Programming completed and prepare for launch

                       

Stage Three: Launch and monitoring

Launch Satellites

Monitor from base control computers

Gather data from satellites

Learn about data gathering and analysis

Interpret data for use

Transcribe all data received in Satellite Journal

 

Stage Four: Report submitted

Write reports from construction through data collection after launch

Submit reports to government agencies, schools and universities

Post overall report on Space Platform website

Online meeting with participants and CEO and COO of Dogeroid to discuss Lessons learned, suggestions, improvements and open                                forum for opinions

Project Timeline

Stage One - 2 months

Stage Two - 3 months (in agreement with learning institutions' calendar and scheduling)

Stage Three - 1 month

Stage Four - 1 month

 

Total Project Cost - $75,000 USD