Welcome to the CubeSat Program
The Launchbox program is has been set up so that students can design and launch CubeSats using a high altitude balloon as a launch vehicle. The pilot program involves 8 schools in South Australia. If further funding is made available, the second stage will allow the program to be opened to other schools.
The curriculum map outlining the program can be downloaded here.
There are a series of lessons, presentations and activities in the program. Please open the file for each lesson by clicking on the highlighted link. The file can then be downloaded to your computer or just viewed on the screen. The lesson plans explain the nature of the lesson and the resources required. The resources and activity sheets are in the student resources column.
There is a list of technical information provided after the lesson information for teachers in particular but also interested students who would like a more detailed explantion about the components, both hardware and software, of the CubeSat.
Note: The lesson plans and activities can be freely used by those schools particpating in the Launchbox CubeSat program. This material can also be used by any teachers but please let us know how you use it by contacting us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This aids in the reporting and funding of our programs.
|Student Activities and Resources|
Formatting the SD Card
(new version to come)
Introduction: Testing Your CubeSat
Note: If the YouTube video cannot be viewed through the presentation then click here to view it.
|Lesson 6||Lesson Plan|
(New version of Formating SD card to come)
To run and edit the code, first download and install the arduino program from the arduino website.