The Project Timeline

Project Schedule

September 1-20

Finalize Requirements Document

September 21 – October 15

Choose microcontrollers and sensors

October 16-31

Familiarize with previous year’s progress


Demonstrate project feasibility

January 6-15

Design Sensor Board

Critical Design Review

January 20-29

Order parts

Begin ARM embedded Code

January 30-February 11

Solder circuit boards

Finish Software

February 12-14

Payload Test Flight

February 15-March 10

Correct Software Problems

Acceptance Tests

March 11-14

Flight Readiness Review

March 15

Final test launch

April 16

Competition Launch

  • Total time to produce payload package: 7 months