Students use a satellite to enthuse the Dutch youth for technology and space travel

When children are becoming aware of their environment, space can be hard to grasp. Sixty students from different faculties of the TU Delft have taken this challenge and are teaching children about the importance and complexity of space. A cube satellite will support the educational program by showing direct data from the satellite in the classroom. In addition, the primary school students will be able to interact with the satellite by playing dice in space directly. In contrast, secondary school students will learn about computer memory and the effect of radiation on electronics.

The FAST Ambitious Idea grant of 15.000€ makes it financially possible for the Da Vinci Satellite to launch in orbit and provide hands-on education. The launch of the satellite will be a success for the aerospace faculty and the whole interdisciplinary team behind the project.

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